FALL RIVER (AP) — A judge rejected a request Friday by prosecutors in ex-New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez’s murder case for his jailhouse phone recordings, then ordered them to turn over to the defense copies of calls they acknowledged already having.
Judge Susan Garsh said prosecutors did not make a sufficient case for her to order the Bristol County sheriff to release the recordings, but she is allowing them to make the request anew. She said they must provide more information about what led them to believe the recordings are relevant to the case.
Prosecutors are also seeking records of Hernandez’s jailhouse visits, including from his fiancee and cousin, both of whom face charges in connection with the case.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Kim Tunnicliffe reports