FALL RIVER, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) - Lawyers for Aaron Hernandez questioned the validity of a search warrant executed at the former New England Patriots player's home in court Wednesday.
One year ago, investigators removed several key items of evidence from Hernandez's North Attleboro home, including images from his own surveillance system that allegedly show him with a gun. His lawyers want the evidence tossed out because they claim the search warrant wasn't valid.
Hernandez attended Wednesday's hearing, but did not speak. It was his second time in a Fall River courtroom this week. His lawyers suggest the warrant used to enter 22 Ronald Meyer Dr. had holes in it. When investigators requested the warrant they included GPS evidence on the application as something they wanted find.
On the actual warrant, there's no mention of GPS evidence. A Massachusetts State Trooper was the only person called to the stand in court Wednesday. He testified that the GPS mention was included on paperwork attached to the warrant when it was approved by a clerk magistrate. And the same paperwork was also shown to Hernandez when they knocked on his door.
When asked if Hernandez questioned the warrant or wanted to see supporting documents, the trooper said "not that I'm aware of." When asked if the former Patriot read the warrant carefully, the trooper said it appeared that he read it "thoroughly."
The judge is expected to rule on the motion to suppress at a later date.