One Juror Late, Another Replaced On Opening Day Of Aaron Hernandez Trial

The start of Aaron Hernandez’s murder trial had to be delayed Thursday over issues with the jury, according to multiple courtroom reports.

One juror was experiencing snow-related travel problems and another was in the process of being replaced for an undisclosed reason, according to The Boston Globe. The jury was supposed to be sworn in at 9 a.m., with opening statements beginning shortly after, but Bristol Superior Court Judge E. Susan Garsh informed the court that a juror was running late.

Hernandez, a former tight end for the New England Patriots, is accused of the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd of Dorchester in a North Attleborough, Mass., industrial park. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty.

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