Former Patriots star Aaron Hernandez is accused of the 2012 murder of two men he met in a Boston nightclub. Credit: Reuters
Former NFL star and murder suspect Aaron Hernandez appeared in a Fall River courtroom Wednesday afternoon during a hearing in which his lawyers requested medical records from the New England Patriots.
Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to the fatal shooting of Odin Lloyd in 2013, and Safiro Furtado and Daniel Abreu in 2012, and is currently awaiting trial.
Defense attorneys on Wednesday requested a subpoena asking the New England Patriots to release records related to Hernandez's psychological testing, MRIs, CT scans, and drug and alcohol abuse to show the former football star's state of mind before carrying out his alleged crimes.
Hernandez's lawyers said they heard "nothing" from the Patriots when asking them multiple times for the records.
The ex-tight end was dropped by the Patriots in June 2013, hours after he was arrested and charged with Lloyd's death.
A judge did not rule on the request at Wednesday's hearing, but set a hearing with the Patriots at the end of the month.
Following Wednesday's hearing, Hernandez, 24, was expected to be moved from a jail in Dartmouth, Mass. to a jail on Nashua Street in Boston in order to be closer to his lawyers.
He will be moved back to the Dartmouth jail when his trial begins, a judge said in his ruling Monday at a hearing in Fall River District Court.