Prosecutors can’t bring up Florida shooting in ex-NFLer case

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The judge in the Massachusetts murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez will not allow prosecutors to introduce evidence about the shooting of a Hernandez friend in Florida a few months before the killing.

Hernandez is charged in the June 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd, who was dating the sister of Hernandez’s fiancee.

Before the trial began in January, the judge ruled that prosecutors would not be allowed to introduce evidence of the February 2013 shooting of Alexander Bradley. Prosecutors recently asked the judge to revisit the ruling. They say the shooting contradicts the defense argument that Hernandez would not shoot a friend.

But on Wednesday, Superior Court Judge Susan Garsh said nothing has changed and she will not allow it.

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