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Ex-Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez In Court Wednesday For Probable Cause Hearing
A probable cause hearing in a Massachusetts court on Wednesday is the next critical date in the Aaron Hernandez murder investigation, even as other elements of the case remain in flux.
Yet, in light of everything that had been unveiled in the case so far against Hernandez involving the death of Odin Lloyd, said one legal expert, ďitís curious that the probable-cause hearing is even being held. Itís basically going to be a non-event."
A large amount of evidence against Hernandez has been unveiled by prosecutors in court and through unsealed warrants issued by the judge, pointed out N. Jeremi Duru, a sports law professor at American University. The goal of a probable cause hearing is for the judge to determine whether there is reason to believe a crime was committed and that the defendant committed it.
If so, the case will be sent to trial, and if not, the charges could be dismissed.
Thus, Deru said, ďIíd say the evidence is overwhelming enough that itíll go to trial."
Source: Sporting News
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