By Scott Malone
FALL RIVER, Mass. (Reuters) – The jury at next month’s murder trial of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez will not hear of the final text messages his alleged victim sent to his sister, a Massachusetts judge ruled on Friday.
Prosecutors had argued that Odin Lloyd’s last text messages showed he had believed he was in danger as he rode in a car with Hernandez after being summoned to his house late one night in June 2013.
Lawyers for ex-NFLer Aaron Hernandez arrive in court for final hearing ahead of January murder trail carrying suit for defendant to wear.
/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Students at medical schools around the United States planned “die-ins” to protest the chokehold death by police of an unarmed black man and New York activists demanded the city take action after a grand jury declined to indict the officer involved.
Protests intensified last week after the grand jury decision to not charge a white New York City police officer in the July death of Eric Garner, who was unarmed. The decision came a week after a Missouri grand jury did not indict a white officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black teen.