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Defense in ex-NFL star's murder trial claims new evidence

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Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez appears in Suffolk Superior Court. Defense in his murder trial claims there is new evidence. (Josh Reynolds/The Boston Globe via AP, Pool, File). Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez appears in Suffolk Superior Court. Defense in his murder trial claims there is new evidence. (Josh Reynolds/The Boston Globe via AP, Pool, File).
BOSTON (AP) -

The jury in the double-murder trial of ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez has been sent home early after the judge said he needed time to consider a claim that Hernandez's lawyers have new evidence that could help their client.

Attorney Ronald Sullivan told Judge Jeffrey Locke on Monday that a street sweeper who passed by the 2012 drive-by shooting scene saw a woman or someone with braids rising from the sunroof of a white SUV and holding what appeared to be a recording device.

Prosecutors accuse Hernandez of fatally shooting Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado as he rode in a silver Toyota 4Runner.

Prosecutor Patrick Haggan said the street sweeper did not mention a white SUV during his initial police interview.

Locke took a defense motion to dismiss under advisement.

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