Posts Tagged Violent crime

Worker who saw victim’s body testifies at Hernandez trial

Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez, left, sits with defense attorney Charles Rankin during his murder trial, Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez is charged with killing semiprofessional football player Odin Lloyd, 27, in June 2013. (AP Photo/The Boston Herald, Ted Fitzgerald, Pool)

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The 18 New England residents sitting on the jury in the murder trial of former Patriots star Aaron Hernandez will be allowed to watch the home team play in Sunday’s Super Bowl, but the judge overseeing the case says they must leave the room if his name is mentioned.

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Aaron Hernandez won’t be allowed to watch the Super Bowl

Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez listens during his murder trial, Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez is charged with killing semiprofessional football player Odin Lloyd, 27, in June 2013. (AP Photo/The Boston Herald, Ted Fitzgerald, Pool)

BOSTON (AP) — Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez won’t be allowed to watch the team take on the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl while on trial for murder.

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Openings expected in murder trial of ex-Pat Aaron Hernandez

Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez, center, listens during his murder trial, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, in Fall River, Mass., as defense attorney Charles Rankin, left, looks on while an image of Odin Lloyd is displayed on a monitor, right. Hernandez is charged with killing Lloyd, 27, a semiprofessional football player, in June 2013.  (AP Photo/Steven Senne, Pool)

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — With his ex-teammates about to play in the Super Bowl, former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez went on trial on murder charges Thursday, watching from the defense table as prosecutors said DNA on a shell casing and security-camera video from his own home connect him to the crime.

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Penn State president: Freeh acted like prosecutor in review

In this Feb. 17, 2014 file photo, Eric Barron answers questions after a news conference on the announcement of his approval as the new president of Penn State University, in University Park, Pa. Barron on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, criticized former FBI director Louis Freeh for acting “as if he were a prosecutor” during his university-commissioned review of how top administrators handled complaints about Jerry Sandusky in 1998 and 2001.(AP Photo/Centre Daily Times, Nabil K. Mark, FILE) MANDATORY CREDIT; MAGS OUT.

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State’s president on Wednesday dismissed the university-commissioned review of how top administrators handled child molestation complaints about former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky as “not useful to make decisions.”

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Sexual assault summit feels impact of Vanderbilt trial

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — While a jury in downtown Nashville was declaring two former Vanderbilt University football students guilty of raping a fellow student, administrators from about 80 public and private colleges across Tennessee were meeting just three miles away about sexual assault on campus.

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