According to ESPN, prosecutors in the Aaron Hernandez murder case want the judge to recuse herself.
Assistant District Attorney William McCauley plans to file a motion to ask Judge Susan Garsh to give up the case.
There hasn’t been an explanation as to why, but McCauley referred to a 2010 murder trial he and Garsh were both involved in. During the case, McCauley accused Garsh of antagonizing prosecutors and limiting evidence.
Hernandez’s lawyers said they would object to a recusal and Garsh did not hear arguments on the issue.
According to Pro Football Focus, multiple Twitter reports have indicated Garsh is not thrilled with McCauley’s intended actions, which will be addressed at a future hearing. While it is unlikely that Garsh will be persuaded to step aside, the move could force Garsh to be careful not to be “antagonistic” in the upcoming trial.
The former New England Patriot’s tight end, who was at a pretrial hearing today, has been indicted for in the killing of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd near Hernandez’s home in North Attleborough.
Lloyd was a semi-professinal football player who was dating the sister of Hernandez’s girlfriend.
Hernandez has also been connected to two previous shootings, one in Boston in 2012 and one in my Miami earlier this year.