Denying request from defense, judge will not move Aaron Hernandez trial
|10.31.14 at 10:06 am ET|
Despite the pleas of his lawyer, Aaron Hernandez will not have the trial for his case moved from the confines of Bristol County.
Hernandez’s lawyer, Michael Fee, argued that media coverage of the proceedings has made possible jurors biased against the former Patriots tight end. Results from a telephone poll run by the defense reportedly showed that more than half of the people asked within the county believe that Hernandez most likely is guilty of murdering Odin Lloyd.
“This has poisoned the jury pool in Bristol County,” Fee said of the media.
Judge Susan E. Garsh, however, was not moved by the defense’s case, and said she will keep the trial within Bristol County. Garsh said she believes that impartial and unbiased jurors will can be selected from within the county, as over 1,000 people are going to be summoned to possibly be on the jury.
The trial for the Lloyd case is set to begin in early January 2015. Hernandez also is facing charges in Suffolk County for the shooting of two men in the summer of 2012. That trial is set for May 28.