Aaron Hernandez Double Murder Trial Rescheduled for January 19, 2016

A judge has agreed to delay the double murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez by seven weeks.

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The trial in the 2012 killings of two Boston men was scheduled to begin Dec. 1. But a judge on Tuesday agreed to move it to Jan. 19.

Prosecutors are seeking evidence held by a law firm that previously represented Hernandez.

No one would say what that evidence is. But the judge did say it relates to a defendant's right to seek confidential legal advice from a lawyer.

In January, the state's highest court ruled that lawyers cannot be forced to turn over a client's cellphone because the client gave the phone to his lawyers while seeking legal advice. The ruling didn't identify the client, but The Boston Globe reported it was Hernandez.

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