FALL RIVER, Mass. — A heavy police escort accompanied jurors in the murder trial of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez on Friday as they toured key spots in the case, including Hernandez’s home, the street where the victim lived and the spot where his body was found.
For nearly 4 1/2 hours, the coach bus, surrounded by police cars, made its way from Fall River north to Boston, then back to North Attleborough, periodically stopping to let jurors off.
Hernandez was not allowed on the tour, but lawyers for both sides attended, as did Bristol County Superior Court Judge Susan Garsh, who is overseeing the case.
On the way north, the tour also stopped at cell-phone towers that picked up data investigators used to build a case against Hernandez.
Hernandez is charged with the June 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd, a semipro football player who was dating the sister of Hernandez’s fiancée.
Thumbnail photo via Steve Senne/Associated Press
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