Homicide

Judge rules that Hernandez trophy case won't be covered when jurors in murder case tour home

FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2014, file photo, former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez looks back during an evidentiary hearing at Fall River Superior Court in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez is expected in court for the final pre-trial hearing in the first of two murder cases against him. Prosecutors and Hernandez’s lawyers on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, are expected to take up remaining issues before jury selection begins on Friday in Bristol County Superior Court. Hernandez is charged with murder in the killing of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd in 2013. (AP Photo/The Boston Globe, Wendy Maeda, Pool)

FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2014, file photo, former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez looks back during an evidentiary hearing at Fall River Superior Court in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez is expected in court for the final pre-trial hearing in the first of two murder cases against him. Prosecutors and Hernandez’s lawyers on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, are expected to take up remaining issues before jury selection begins on Friday in Bristol County Superior Court. Hernandez is charged with murder in the killing of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd in 2013. (AP Photo/The Boston Globe, Wendy Maeda, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

The judge overseeing the murder trial of former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez has rejected the prosecution's request to cover up a trophy case in the ex-player's home when jurors visit.

Prosecutor William McCauley on Tuesday told Superior Court Justice Susan Garsh that the defense team wanted to impress jurors with the trophies. Hernandez's lawyer argued that the house should be shown to the jurors exactly the way it was at the time of Odin Lloyd's death.

Hernandez is charged with murder for the June 2013 killing of Lloyd, who was dating the sister of Hernandez fiancee Shayanna Jenkins.

The judge on Tuesday also allowed Jenkins and Hernandez's mother to attend the trial, even though they may be witnesses in the case.