FALL RIVER, Mass. – A judge has thrown out as evidence bullets found in an apartment rented by ex-New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez and a magazine found in his Hummer, saying police didn't demonstrate probable cause for the searches.
Judge Susan Garsh ruled Thursday in Fall River Superior Court. Prosecutors had previously indicated they wouldn't oppose the defense's effort to keep the items out but provided little explanation.
Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to the fatal shooting of Odin Lloyd. Authorities have said they didn't retrieve the gun but believe it was a .45 pistol. The items tossed out were the same caliber.
The judge heard additional testimony on other defense motions to toss evidence from Hernandez's cellphone and home surveillance system and a rifle found in a car at his home.