Hernandez back in Attleboro court for hearing
ATTLEBORO, Mass. (WHDH) -- Aaron Hernandez was back in Attleboro District Court for a hearing on Friday afternoon. His defense team says in mid-August detectives misled a witness, saying when they interviewed him in prison that they were there to “help Aaron out.”
The district attorney's office says they told witness, Everett Garcia, an associate of the former Patriots star, that he didn't have to talk.
“We believe the allegations they made in their motion last week are simply not accurate,” said Greg Milliote, Bristol County District Attorney’s Office.
In court, Odin Lloyd’s family sat in the front row. Hernandez is charged with first degree murder for Lloyd's death.
Friday's court appearance came just days after a Rolling Stone article detailed the secret life of Hernandez.
According to the magazine, Head Coach Bill Belicheck was close to cutting Hernandez from the team because of personal problems - claims the Patriots say are false.
The district attorney's office wouldn't comment on the article or who exactly they’ve spoken to for their investigation.
“We’ve talked to hundreds of people during this investigation, and we’ll continue to talk to people during this investigation. Who they are, we are going to reserve comment at this time,” Milliote said.
The judge decided to take no action in response to the defense's claims in court on Friday. Hernandez was indicted on the first-degree murder charge last week and is due in Superior Court for his arraignment on September 6.