Aaron Hernandez’s defense wanted to question a juror after receiving an anonymous call that the juror had been “untruthful” during jury selection. Now, that tipster’s credibility is being called into question.
Prosecutors wrote Monday that the tipster, who was identified only as “Katy,” had a “sexually explicit relationship” with the former New England Patriots tight end, who was convicted of first-degree murder in the 2013 death of Odin Lloyd.
?(T)he Commonwealth has also learned that ?Katy? hasn?t simply been in personal contact with the defendant,? prosecutors wrote, per the Boston Herald. ?She had an ongoing sexually explicit relationship with the defendant prior to and during the trial.?
Defense attorney James Sultan wanted to question the juror under oath, but prosecutors asked Judge E. Susan Garsh to deny the motion. Lead prosecutor William McCauley said “Katy” had ulterior motives when calling in the tip.
?This relationship includes letters ?Katy? sent to the defendant that were subsequently destroyed by the defendant,? McCauley wrote. ?In addition to the ongoing relationship between ?Katy? and the defendant, the defendant had a relationship with ?Katy?s? father while there were inmates together at the Dartmouth House of Corrections.?
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