Aaron Hernandez joined his defense team in court Monday morning in hopes of convincing a judge to keep the certain pieces of evidence from being admitted at his trial for the murder of Odin Lloyd.
Among the evidence discussed at the pretrial hearing in Fall River Superior Court were cellphones, electronic tablets, a video recorder and a hard drive, reported CBS Boston.
Judge Susan Garsh said that she will take the motion to suppress the evidence “under advisement.’’
The items were taken during a search of Hernandez’s home shortly before prosecutors indicted the former New England Patriots star for shooting and killing the Dorchester man in June 2013.
Lloyd, a semi-professional football player who was romantically involved with the sister of Hernandez’s fiancée, was an acquaintance of Hernandez.
Judge Garsh has already rejected a motion to suppress the video recorder and hard drive, according to CBS Boston. But Hernandez’s lawyers claim the phones and tablets were taken illegally, something prosecutors deny, reported The Sun Chronicle.
CBS Boston reported that the items seized could have photos that prosecutors intend to use against Hernandez.
The trial for that case is scheduled to start in early January, but the defense will continue arguing for a change of venue during a hearing set for Oct. 30.
The Sun Chronicle also reported that Hernadez’s fiancée, Shayanna Jenkins, was scheduled to be in court today over perjury charges. Jenkins allegedly lied to the grand jury that indicted him on a murder charge, including comments she made about a box she discarded at Hernandez’s direction.
Hernandez is also scheduled to stand trial for two charges of first-degree murder in the killings of Daniel Abreu and Safiro Furtado, who were shot to death on July 16, 2012 while stopped at a traffic light in Boston’s South End.
That trial is tentatively set to begin May 28, 2015.