FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) - A Fall River judge this morning did not immediately rule as the fiancee of former Patriots player Aaron Hernandez asked that perjury charges be thrown out. Prosecutors say Shayanna Jenkins lied to the grand jury investigating last year's Odin Lloyd murder.
BOSTON (AP) -- The Middlesex DA's office is under fire after revelations the report it released from an independent probe of how it handled the case against Jared Remy turned out to be missing 19 pages. The missing pages were released yesterday to The Boston Globe. Remy pleaded guilty in May to killing girlfriend Jennifer Martel, days after he had been arrested for assaulting her.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - Longtime Massachusetts House member John Binienda (bih-NEN'-duh) has died. The Worcester Democrat was 67 and died after battling diabetes and kidney disease. House Speaker Robert DeLeo says Binienda was a fierce advocate for his district and a mentor to new House members.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- The lawyer for the third man charged in a 2011 triple slaying in the Berkshires says he's concerned his client's "unique" appearance could make tough seating an impartial jury. Caius Veiovis (KY'-us vee-OH'-vis) is the third suspect to face trial in the case and has two rows of bumps resembling horns implanted in his forehead along with a 666 tattoo.
BRAINTREE, Mass. (AP) -- Time is running out for the buyer of a lottery ticket paying $25,000 a year for life to come forward to claim their prize. State lottery officials tell The Boston Globe the Lucky For Life ticket was sold last September at a Whately store. If it's not claimed within the required year the money will go to the state's general fund.
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