Trials & Litigation

Lawyers for Aaron Hernandez say attorney-client court chat was broadcast on Web

Lawyers for football star Aaron Hernandez are asking a Massachusetts judge overseeing his first-degree murder case to “take prompt action” to prevent Internet broadcasts of court chats between the former New England Patriots tight end and his legal counsel.

Contending that one such conversation was already broadcast on the Web earlier this month, as well as a court conversation between his lawyers, attorney James Sultan says in a Monday motion filed in Bristol Superior Court that such eavesdropping violates state supreme court rules, the Associated Press reports.

Hernandez has pleaded not guilty both in the death of Odin Lloyd and a subsequent double-murder case in Suffolk Superior Court.

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