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Judge Rejects Aaron Hernandez Bid to Move Murder Trial

Hernandez has pleaded not guilty in the shooting death of Odin Lloyd, a semi-professional football player

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    Judge Rejects Aaron Hernandez Bid to Move Murder Trial
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    A Massachusetts judge has rejected a request from former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez to move his trial in the fatal shooting of a semi-professional football player to a different county.

    Hernandez is charged in the 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd, who was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiance.

    On Thursday, Hernandez's lawyer told a judge that media coverage of the case has been sensational and has "poisoned" the jury pool in Bristol County against Hernandez.

    Prosecutors, however, challenged the reliability of the poll. The judge said Hernandez's lawyers have not shown that the Bristol County community's prejudgment of the case is so substantial that picking impartial jurors would be impossible.

    Hernandez, a former tight end for the Patriots, faces separate charges in Suffolk County in the 2012 killings of two Boston men.