Prosecutor: Tipster wrote sexual letters to Hernandez

By The Associated Press

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FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) _ A prosecutor says an anonymous tipster who raised questions about a juror who convicted former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez of murder had a sexually explicit relationship with him and her father served time in jail with him.

Prosecutor William McCauley says in a filing released Monday that an attempt by Hernandez's lawyer to question the woman under oath is an “unwarranted fishing expedition.''

The woman's identity has been redacted in court documents.              

Hernandez's lawyer says she called him anonymously after his murder conviction in April and claimed wrongdoing by the juror.

McCauley says the woman wrote Hernandez sexually explicit letters before and during the trial.

He says she does not work with the juror as she claimed, and her claims should not be taken seriously.

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