Former NFL player Aaron Hernandez at pretrial hearing

Prosecutors in the murder case against former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez want the judge to recuse herself.




Hernandez was at a pretrial hearing Wednesday, his first time in court since being arraigned.

Associated Press

Aaron Hernandez (R), former player for the NFL's New England Patriots football team, talks to defense attorneys Michael Fee (L) and Charles Rankin during a court appearance at the Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Massachusetts October 9, 2013, in connection with the death of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd in June. Hernandez, who was a rising star in the NFL before his arrest and release by the Patriots, has pleaded not guilty. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW SPORT FOOTBALL)
Aaron Hernandez, former player for the NFL's New England Patriots football team, talks to defense attorneys Michael Fee and Charles Rankin during a court appearance at the Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River
Aaron Hernandez (R), former player for the NFL's New England Patriots football team, talks to defense attorneys Michael Fee (L) and Charles Rankin during a court appearance at the Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Massachusetts October 9, 2013, in connection with the death of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd in June. Hernandez, who was a rising star in the NFL before his arrest and release by the Patriots, has pleaded not guilty. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW SPORT FOOTBALL)
Aaron Hernandez, former player for the NFL's New England Patriots football team, is escorted from the witness stand after being questioned by Judge Susan Garsh during a court appearance at the Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Massachusetts October 9, 2013, in connection with the death of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd in June. Hernandez, who was a rising star in the NFL before his arrest and release by the Patriots, has pleaded not guilty. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW SPORT FOOTBALL)
Aaron Hernandez, former player for the NFL's New England Patriots football team, is escorted from the witness stand after being questioned by Judge Susan Garsh during a court appearance at the Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River
Aaron Hernandez, former player for the NFL's New England Patriots football team, is escorted from the witness stand after being questioned by Judge Susan Garsh during a court appearance at the Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Massachusetts October 9, 2013, in connection with the death of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd in June. Hernandez, who was a rising star in the NFL before his arrest and release by the Patriots, has pleaded not guilty. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW SPORT FOOTBALL)
Aaron Hernandez, former player for the NFL's New England Patriots football team, stands in handcuffs during a court appearance at the Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Massachusetts October 9, 2013, in connection with the death of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd in June. Hernandez, who was a rising star in the NFL before his arrest and release by the Patriots, has pleaded not guilty. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW SPORT FOOTBALL)
Aaron Hernandez, former player for the NFL's New England Patriots football team, stands in handcuffs during a court appearance at the Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River
Aaron Hernandez, former player for the NFL's New England Patriots football team, stands in handcuffs during a court appearance at the Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Massachusetts October 9, 2013, in connection with the death of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd in June. Hernandez, who was a rising star in the NFL before his arrest and release by the Patriots, has pleaded not guilty. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW SPORT FOOTBALL)
Judge Susan Garsh speaks during a pre-trial hearing in the case of Aaron Hernandez, former player for the NFL's New England Patriots football team, at the Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Massachusetts October 9, 2013, in connection with the death of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd in June. Hernandez, who was a rising star in the NFL before his arrest and release by the Patriots, has pleaded not guilty. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW SPORT FOOTBALL)
Judge Susan Garsh speaks during a pre-trial hearing in the case of Aaron Hernandez, former player for the NFL's New England Patriots football team, at the Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River
Judge Susan Garsh speaks during a pre-trial hearing in the case of Aaron Hernandez, former player for the NFL's New England Patriots football team, at the Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Massachusetts October 9, 2013, in connection with the death of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd in June. Hernandez, who was a rising star in the NFL before his arrest and release by the Patriots, has pleaded not guilty. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW SPORT FOOTBALL)
Aaron Hernandez, former player for the NFL's New England Patriots football team, takes an oath to tell the truth before being questioned by Judge Susan Garsh during a court appearance at the Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Massachusetts October 9, 2013, in connection with the death of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd in June. Hernandez, who was a rising star in the NFL before his arrest and release by the Patriots, has pleaded not guilty. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW SPORT FOOTBALL)
Aaron Hernandez, former player for the NFL's New England Patriots football team, takes an oath to tell the truth before being questioned by Judge Susan Garsh during a court appearance at the Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River
Aaron Hernandez, former player for the NFL's New England Patriots football team, takes an oath to tell the truth before being questioned by Judge Susan Garsh during a court appearance at the Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Massachusetts October 9, 2013, in connection with the death of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd in June. Hernandez, who was a rising star in the NFL before his arrest and release by the Patriots, has pleaded not guilty. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW SPORT FOOTBALL)
Aaron Hernandez, former player for the NFL's New England Patriots football team, attends a pre-trial hearing at the Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Massachusetts October 9, 2013, in connection with the death of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd in June. Hernandez, who was a rising star in the NFL before his arrest and release by the Patriots, has pleaded not guilty. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW SPORT FOOTBALL HEADSHOT)
Aaron Hernandez, former player for the NFL's New England Patriots football team, attends a pre-trial hearing at the Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River
Aaron Hernandez, former player for the NFL's New England Patriots football team, attends a pre-trial hearing at the Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Massachusetts October 9, 2013, in connection with the death of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd in June. Hernandez, who was a rising star in the NFL before his arrest and release by the Patriots, has pleaded not guilty. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW SPORT FOOTBALL HEADSHOT)
Aaron Hernandez, former player for the NFL's New England Patriots football team, listens to his attorneys during a court appearance at the Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Massachusetts October 9, 2013, in connection with the death of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd in June. Hernandez, who was a rising star in the NFL before his arrest and release by the Patriots, has pleaded not guilty. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW SPORT FOOTBALL)
Aaron Hernandez, former player for the NFL's New England Patriots football team, listens to his attorneys during a court appearance at the Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River
Aaron Hernandez, former player for the NFL's New England Patriots football team, listens to his attorneys during a court appearance at the Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Massachusetts October 9, 2013, in connection with the death of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd in June. Hernandez, who was a rising star in the NFL before his arrest and release by the Patriots, has pleaded not guilty. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW SPORT FOOTBALL)
Aaron Hernandez, former player for the NFL's New England Patriots football team, takes an oath to tell the truth before being questioned by Judge Susan Garsh during a court appearance at the Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Massachusetts October 9, 2013, in connection with the death of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd in June. Hernandez, who was a rising star in the NFL before his arrest and release by the Patriots, has pleaded not guilty. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW SPORT FOOTBALL)
Aaron Hernandez, former player for the NFL's New England Patriots football team, takes an oath to tell the truth before being questioned by Judge Susan Garsh during a court appearance at the Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River
Aaron Hernandez, former player for the NFL's New England Patriots football team, takes an oath to tell the truth before being questioned by Judge Susan Garsh during a court appearance at the Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Massachusetts October 9, 2013, in connection with the death of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd in June. Hernandez, who was a rising star in the NFL before his arrest and release by the Patriots, has pleaded not guilty. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW SPORT FOOTBALL)

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