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Judge grants Hernandez bid to suppress evidence

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A judge has granted a request by former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez to suppress evidence from two cellphones and three iPads taken from his home in a search during a 2013 murder investigation.

Bristol Superior Court Judge E. Susan Garsh ruled Tuesday that police did not specifically list those items in a search warrant for Hernandez's home in North Attleborough on June 18, 2013.

The court concluded that the Commonwealth was "not entitled to the fruits of the seizure of the iPhone and Blackberry Bold," along with an Apple iPad 16GB tablet and two Apple iPad mini tablets.

“This is incredibly rare, for two reasons. For two reasons. First of all it's a murder case. The last thing any judge wants to do is suppress something in a murder case. The second thing is it's a high profile murder case. So everyone's going to look at everything she said, did in regard to this case,” 7News Legal Analyst Tom Hoopes said.

Prosecutors had argued that the warrant authorized the seizure of any global positioning system devices, but Garsh said it did not.

The items were seized during an investigation into the killing of semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd. Hernandez is charged with murder in the fatal shooting of Lloyd.

Hernandez is charged separately in the killings of two men in Boston in 2012 after a brief encounter at a nightclub.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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