Aaron Hernandez Jury Pool Finalists Are Asked If They’re Patriots Fans

Lots of people in New England are Patriots fans, which explains why it might be difficult to find eligible jurors for the Aaron Hernandez murder trial.

A questionnaire given to the final set of prospective jurors for the trial in Bristol County Superior Court specifically asks if the members of the jury pool are Patriots fans and if they have ever attended a Patriots game. It’s safe to say some have, as Fall River, Mass., is just 40 minutes from the Patriots’ home of Gillette Stadium in Foxboro. [tweet https://twitter.com/DanWetzel/status/555113925533241344 align=’center’]

Being a diehard Patriots fan won’t necessarily disqualify anyone from being part of the jury, unless they decide to yell, “Go Pats!” at the courthouse. That probably will get somebody sent home.

In another jury-related development Tuesday, Superior Court Judge Susan Garsh turned down a CNN request to have potential jurors questioned in a way in which the public could hear, according to The Associated Press. Garsh ruled the public did not need to be able to hear them as long as they could see them.

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