Lawyers for Hernandez Seek Murder Trial Delay

Hernandez' attorney says defense, "simply can't keep up,'' with evidence being turned over by prosecutors

A judge presiding over the double murder case against former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez says he's not inclined to delay the trial, scheduled to begin next month.

Hernandez' lawyers sought a delay Thursday among several other motions during a hearing in Suffolk Superior Court.

Hernandez' attorney Jose Baez says the defense is working around the clock but, "simply can't keep up,'' with evidence being turned over by prosecutors.

The judge took the defense motions under advisement

Hernandez is accused of killing two men he encountered at a Boston nightclub in 2012. Prosecutors say the former New England Patriots tight end followed the men and opened fire on their car at a stop light after one of them accidentally bumped into Hernandez and spilled his drink. 

Hernandez is due in Suffolk Superior Court Thursday, when a judge is expected to hear arguments on defense motions. Hernandez's trial is scheduled to begin next month. 

Hernandez has pleaded not guilty. He's already serving a life sentence in the 2013 killing of semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd. 

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