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 New England Patriots star's home.
Hernandez is charged with killing Odin Lloyd of Boston, whose body was found in an industrial park near Hernandez's home in North Attleborough 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.
Judge E. Susan Garsh spent most of the short hearing Monday trying to determine exactly which of three cellphones seized the defense was referring to.
Also Monday, Massachusetts prosecutors recommended probation and home confinement instead of prison time for a cousin of Hernandez who is charged with contempt and has said she is dying from cancer. Prosecutors said in a Friday filing they are seeking two years' probation and home confinement for Tanya Singleton of Bristol, Connecticut.
She is expected to change her plea to guilty Tuesday on a criminal contempt charge for refusing to testify before the grand jury that indicted Hernandez.
Hernandez is also charged in a separate case with killing two men in Boston in 2012.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.