Judge grants Hernandez's request to be moved to different jail

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July 7, 2014, 5:44 am
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Former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez appeared in a Fall River, Massachusetts, courtroom Monday, asking for evidence to be thrown out in his trial for the murder of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd.

During the court appearance, the judge also granted Hernandez's request to be transported from the Bristol County House of Corrections to a jail closer to Boston to shorten the commute.

Hernandez will remain at the Bristol County House of Corrections until a court hearing Wednesday at 2 p.m. After that hearing he will be transferred to the Suffolk County Jail.

Hernandez's defense asked for GPS-enabled devices seized from his home, such as iPads and iPhones, to be suppressed as evidence.

Attorneys for Hernandez allege that a Massachusetts State Police trooper did not have proper paperwork to enter the defendant's home.

The judge ordered Boston media outlets to turn over raw and unedited video of troopers at the home to determine whether a search warrant was issued.

A subpoena was issued for stations, including NECN, to submit footage from the search.

The date of Hernandez’s trial in the murder of  Lloyd, which was tentatively set for October, could be changed to January.

Both sides will determine by next Monday when they think the trial should start. The judge said a January trial date would be less disruptive to jurors because of the holidays.

Hernandez is charged in the murder of Lloyd as well as a drive-by shooting in Boston in 2012 which killed two men.

Hernandez's brother, DJ, and his mother, Terri, were present in the courtroom.

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DJ Hernandez

Lloyd's family was also present.

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Tags: Boston, charges, Aaron Hernandez, arraignment, hearing, Kathryn Sotnik, odin lloyd, carlos ortiz, Ernest Wallace
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