Aaron Hernandez murder trial jurors allowed to watch Super Bowl

Friday January 30th, 2015

The judge in the murder trial of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is allowing jurors to watch the Super Bowl, according to ESPN's Michele Steele.

The judge requests that the jurors leave the room if Hernandez is mentioned on the broadcast, the report says. Hernandez reportedly will not be allowed to watch the game.

Opening statements in the trial began on Thursday.

Hernandez, 25, has pleaded not guilty to a first-degree murder charge and other weapons charges in the June 2013 shooting death of Odin Lloyd, a 27-year-old semi-professional football player who was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancée.

Analyzing opening statements on first day of Aaron Hernandez trial

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