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Aaron Hernandez's Lawyers Want One Murder Charge Dropped

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Defense attorneys again came to court saying the evidence that Aaron Hernandez murdered his friend Odin Lloyd was thin.

They even suggested police made up evidence against Hernandez that wasn't true.

"The supposed reference to slamming the door in the officers face is not something that in fact occurred and that's clear from the video tape," said James Sultan, one of Hernandez’s lawyers.

But prosecutors say only Hernandez knew of the nearby Attleboro location to take Odin Lloyd.

The other two accused killers came from Connecticut.

"All of the evidence taken together, the Grand Jury could conclude that that car picked up the victim, transported him to the scene of his homicide and then left there and went home. That was consistent with video footage, cell phone records and forensic evidence connected at the scene," said Assistant District Attorney William McCauley.

This is a multi–state investigation, including Rhode Island and Connecticut, but defense lawyers say investigators aren't sharing all their evidence.

"Police reports and the like from those out of state agencies, that was ordered by the Court, and to date based upon our review of the voluminous discovery that we received, we have not received them," said defense attorney Michael Fee.

Prosecutors insist they have a mountain of evidence.

"There was ballistic evidence that was then recovered. Five rounds from around the body of Odin Lloyd, connected to a round that was inside under the seat of the defendant where he had been driving the car," said Assistant District Attorney William McCauley

The judge will rule on the motion to dismiss the murder charge, at a later date.
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