The lawyers for former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez claim that one of the jurors who convicted Hernandez for murdering Odin Lloyd lied during jury selection. The judge still presiding over the case declared that no one should try to contact the juror in question.
Via the Associated Press, the judge has prevented both sides from contacting the juror regarding the allegation that she had been present for a discussion about an unrelated double-murder charge pending against Hernandez. A tipster supposedly passed that information anonymously to Hernandez lawyer James Sultan.
It’s unclear whether a hearing will be held regarding the contention that the juror lied. If the allegation is true, a new trial could be ordered.