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Aaron Hernandez to change jails to be closer to lawyers

By Michelle Kapusta,

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez will be changing jails to be closer to his defense attorneys.

According to the New York Daily News, a Massachusetts judge granted a request for Hernandez to be transferred from the Bristol County jail to a facility closer to his lawyers.

Last month, it was reported that the 24-year-old’s lawyers requested a change of address for their client because of the distance they had to drive to meet with him. They also requested he be moved due to concerns over his safety and privacy.

The facility where he was being held is about 60 miles south of his attorneys’ offices in Boston.

The former NFL player has been behind bars since he was arrested last year on murder charges for the June 2013 execution of semi-pro player Odin Lloyd.

He has also been accused of murdering two other men, Safiro Furtado and Daniel de Abreu, outside a nightclub in July 2012.

Hernandez has plead not guilty to all three of the murders.

 

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