Judge lets Aaron Herandez jury watch Super Bowl but urges vigilance to avoid case-related info
The Massachusetts judge overseeing the first-degree murder trial of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez told jurors in the case they can watch the Super Bowl on Sunday.
But, as the Patriots play the Seattle Seahawks, jurors must “be especially vigilant,” Judge Susan Garsh said Friday. “If you’re watching the game with friends or family or any third party, just have your antenna—just be really, really vigilant. You have to avoid anything that has anything to do with this case or Mr. Hernandez. If you hear that word, you got to walk out of the room, distance yourself, immediately stop people, and if his name or this case is mentioned on the television screen or computer, just walk away.”
ABC News, the Boston Globe and the New York Daily News have stories.
ABAJournal.com: “Footprint, DNA links ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez to murder, gov’t says; defense cites lack of motive”
ABC News: “How Aaron Hernandez Will Be Spending Super Bowl Sunday”