Hernandez defense files 10-page affidavit
ATTLEBORO, Mass. (WHDH) -- A 10-page affidavit is asking the court to stop the prosecution in the case against former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez from willfully misleading potential witnesses.
Hernandez’s defense attorney, Michael Fee, said a Massachusetts detective and a Bristol, Conn. detective went to a jail in Connecticut to speak to an inmate. According to the paperwork, the detectives told him they were there to “Help Aaron out”. They then asked the inmate a lot of questions about Hernandez and the case.
The inmate said the only reason he talked to the investigators was because they said they were going to help Hernandez. “That’s the only reason I stayed there,” he stated, according to paperwork.
Hernandez’s legal team is arguing that an attorney cannot make a false statement to a third person and because police officers are considered part of the prosecution team, they shouldn’t either.
At this point, Hernandez and his defense team are not looking for the interview to get thrown out. They are simply asking the court to help prevent future misconduct and protect his constitutional rights to a fair trial.