Judge allows police video of phone call in Hernandez trial

By The Associated Press


FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) _ The judge overseeing the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has denied a request by his defense to bar police surveillance video that shows Hernandez using a lawyer’s phone to call one of his co-defendants the day after the killing.

The video was taken in the parking lot of the North Attleborough, Massachusetts, police station June 18, 2013, the day after Odin Lloyd was killed.

Prosecutors say it shows Hernandez sitting in the car and dismantling his phone, then being given a new phone by his lawyer. Prosecutors say Hernandez is seen using the phone and calling co-defendant Ernest Wallace.

Superior Court Judge Susan Garsh said Friday that the jury will not be told where the phone came from, just that it didn’t belong to Hernandez.

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