Homicide

Judge denies request by lawyers for ex-NFL player Aaron Hernandez to strike gun testimony

  • Superior Court Judge Susan Garsh speaks during a motion in the murder trial for former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez, Thursday, March 12, 2015, in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez is charged with killing semiprofessional football player Odin Lloyd. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, Pool)

    Superior Court Judge Susan Garsh speaks during a motion in the murder trial for former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez, Thursday, March 12, 2015, in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez is charged with killing semiprofessional football player Odin Lloyd. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

  • Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez sits in court during a motion in his murder trial Thursday, March 12, 2015, in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez is charged with killing semiprofessional football player Odin Lloyd. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, Pool)

    Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez sits in court during a motion in his murder trial Thursday, March 12, 2015, in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez is charged with killing semiprofessional football player Odin Lloyd. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

  • Kyle Aspinwall, an employee of Glock firearms manufacturer, examines a photograph of a pellet gun shown to him by a defense attorney for former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez, while testifying during Hernandez's murder trial, Thursday, March 12, 2015, in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez is charged with killing semiprofessional football player Odin Lloyd. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, Pool)

    Kyle Aspinwall, an employee of Glock firearms manufacturer, examines a photograph of a pellet gun shown to him by a defense attorney for former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez, while testifying during Hernandez's murder trial, Thursday, March 12, 2015, in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez is charged with killing semiprofessional football player Odin Lloyd. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

The judge overseeing the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has denied a defense request to strike testimony from an employee of firearms manufacturer Glock who said surveillance video showed Hernandez carrying a gun through his home less than 10 minutes after the killing.

Hernandez lawyer James Sultan on Thursday asked for Wednesday's testimony to be stricken, but Superior Court Judge Susan Garsh denied the request.

Kyle Aspinwall's testimony was the most conclusive to date that puts a weapon in Hernandez's hand around the time of the slaying.

Hernandez is charged with murder in the killing of Odin Lloyd, who was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancee.

Aspinwall says video surveillance also showed Hernandez carrying a gun a few hours before the killing.