Homicide

Judge overseeing Aaron Hernandez murder trial warns victim's mom not to cry on stand

  • Shaneah Jenkins testifies during the murder trial of former NFL football player Aaron Hernandez at Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Mass., Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015. Hernandez is accused of the June 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd.   (AP Photo/Brian Snyder, Pool)

    Shaneah Jenkins testifies during the murder trial of former NFL football player Aaron Hernandez at Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Mass., Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015. Hernandez is accused of the June 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd. (AP Photo/Brian Snyder, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

  • Shayanna Jenkins, the fiancee of former  NFL football player Aaron Hernandez, listens to her sister Shaneah Jenkins testify during Hernandez' murder trial at Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Mass., Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015. Hernandez is accused of the June 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd.   (AP Photo/Brian Snyder, Pool)

    Shayanna Jenkins, the fiancee of former NFL football player Aaron Hernandez, listens to her sister Shaneah Jenkins testify during Hernandez' murder trial at Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Mass., Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015. Hernandez is accused of the June 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd. (AP Photo/Brian Snyder, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

  • Former NFL football player Aaron Hernandez looks at a photograph of the drivers license of Odin Lloyd, admitted as evidence during Hernandez' murder trial at Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Mass., Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015. Hernandez is accused of the June 2013 killing of Lloyd.   (AP Photo/Brian Snyder, Pool)

    Former NFL football player Aaron Hernandez looks at a photograph of the drivers license of Odin Lloyd, admitted as evidence during Hernandez' murder trial at Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Mass., Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015. Hernandez is accused of the June 2013 killing of Lloyd. (AP Photo/Brian Snyder, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

The judge overseeing the murder trial of ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez has warned the slain man's mom not to cry while testifying in the case.

Ursula Ward is the mother of Odin Lloyd, who was found dead near Hernandez's home in June 2013.

Shortly before she testified Wednesday, Ward took the stand to identify her son from an autopsy photo of his face, her voice wavering a little.

After that, Superior Court Judge Susan Garsh told Ward that she must retain control of her emotions and not cry when she is shown photos of her son.

Ward has left the courtroom in tears on two previous days when seeing photos in court of her son's body.

Her testimony ended Wednesday without her crying.