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Prosecutors Seek Recusal Of Judge In Hernandez Case

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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.

Prosecutor William McCauley says he's filing a motion to ask Judge Susan Garsh to give up the case. He and the district attorney say in a memo that McCauley and Garsh "have a well-known and publicly documented history of antagonism."

Hernandez's lawyers say they'll object to a recusal. Garsh didn't hear arguments on the issue.

Hernandez has been indicted in the killing of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd, a semi-professional football player who was dating the sister of Hernandez's girlfriend.

He has pleaded not guilty. Four others, including Hernandez's girlfriend and cousin, face charges in the case.

This article was originally published on October 09, 2013.

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