FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) _ A judge is hearing a second day of testimony in a bid by ex-New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez’s lawyers to have evidence from his cellphone tossed.
The motion hearing is taking place in Fall River Superior Court. The defense claims Hernandez’s BlackBerry was unlawfully seized. Prosecutors say his legal team turned it over without protest after a warrant was issued.
One of Hernandez’s lawyers testified Wednesday the phone was handed over without objection after a colleague was provided a copy of a warrant. He said that attorney didn’t have extensive experience in criminal matters and that he himself didn’t review the document until later.
Hernandez has pleaded not guilty in the 2013 shooting death of Odin Lloyd of Boston.
The state trooper who took possession of the BlackBerry also testified.