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Aaron Hernandez defense team wants to supress phone evidence

FALL RIVER, Mass. - The judge in the Aaron Hernandez murder case will consider a motion by the defense to exclude evidence from some electronic devices seized from the former NFL star's home.

Hernandez is charged with killing 27-year-old Odin Lloyd, of Boston, whose body was found in an industrial park near Hernandez's North Attleborough, Mass. home in June 2013. Lloyd was dating Hernandez's fiancee's sister. He has pleaded not guilty and is being held without bail.

Hernandez's lawyers say some evidence, specifically a Blackberry cellphone, is not admissible because it was not part of the original search warrant.

CBS Boston reports the devices - which also include two other cellphones, three iPads, a video recorder and a hard drive - may have taken photos that prosecutors want to use against the ex-New England Patriots' star.

Judge E. Susan Garsh spent most of the short hearing Monday trying to determine exactly which of three seized cellphones the defense was referring to.

Hernandez is also charged with killing two men in Boston in 2012.

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