Attorneys for Aaron Hernandez requested on Tuesday that a judge approve a subpoena of the New England Patriots for team records on Hernandez’s physical and mental health history. Per Yahoo! Sports, Hernandez’s defense team wants, “the team’s medical, psychological and other records on the former player” so that they can further build their case for a court case date that’s still TBD.
The articles notes that the defense is hoping to gather any information the Patriots amassed on Hernandez as it pertains to, “psychological testing, medication records, X-rays, MRIs, CT scans, drug or alcohol abuse-related records, other medical records, physical therapy records, scouting reports, and investigative reports.”
Hernandez’s intentions are pretty clear here. When the defense looks to defend its not-guilty plea to the charges of first-degree murder, they want to present Hernandez as a good guy, or least not a potential killer. Whatever positives can be gleaned from New England’s paperwork will surely be put to the stand in October, when Hernandez could face trial for the 2012 murder of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd.
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Aaron Hernandez was released by the New England Patriots in June 2013 after he was charged with Lloyd’s murder. He has since been charged with the murder of two others, though no trial details have emerged for that case. No date is set for the trial on Lloyd’s murder, but the article notes that it ‘may begin in October.’