Aaron Hernandez Has Hope for a New Trial

Aaron Hernandez, New England Patriots

Aaron Hernandez Has Hope for a New Trial

A judge's order creates a window of opportunity for the ex-NFL star.

Published August 19, 2015

This could be the glimmer of hope that Aaron Hernandez was looking for.

A judge has ordered an anonymous tipster — who claims she recognized one of the jurors as someone familiar with Odin Lloyd's murder, according to Hernandez's lawyers — to come forward and testify about her allegations, as reported by TMZ Sports.

Hernandez's lawyers have been in touch with the woman, but since she refused to reveal her identity in court, his attorneys asked the court to force her to testify and the judge granted that request.

According to court documents that TMZ obtained, prosecutors and Hernandez's legal team will question the woman, although the hearing will be closed to the public. Hernandez himself will be present.

If the suggestion of juror misconduct is deemed as a result of the questioning, it could mark the first step of Hernandez getting a new trial.

This past April, Hernandez was found guilty of the June, 2013, first-degree murder of Lloyd and sentenced to life in prison without parole.

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Written by Mark Lelinwalla


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