Hernandez trial resuming after courthouse bomb threat

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has resumed after being disrupted by a bomb threat called in to the courthouse.

The Fall River Justice Center was evacuated at around noon Thursday and swept by Massachusetts State Police. No explosives were found.

Employees were let back in about an hour later. Court resumed at 2 p.m.

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

A decision by the judge released earlier Thursday said she would allow jailhouse calls in which Hernandezdiscusses giving money to a cousin to be used as evidence in the case.

 

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Reporters, court employees, attorneys, and others are evacuated from the Fall River Judicial Complex, where the Aaron Hernandez trial is being held. Image courtesy: WPRI-TV.
Reporters, court employees, attorneys, and others are evacuated from the Fall River Judicial Complex, where the Aaron Hernandez trial is being held. Image courtesy: WPRI-TV.

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