As expected, Hernandez’s lawyers objected.
After hearing both sides, the judge granted the request, delaying the probable cause hearing by 30 days. Hernandez will continue to be held without bail pending the probable cause hearing, which is now set for August 22.
In the interim, a grand jury could indict Hernandez on murder charges, making the probable cause hearing moot.
Also in the interim, a different grand jury could indict Hernandez for the double murder that occurred in July 2012, only weeks before Hernandez signed a contract extension with the Patriots that paid him a signing bonus of $12.5 million.