Hernandez Defense Tries To Knock Down Tire Track Testimony

A lawyer for former NFL star Aaron Hernandez has gone after a Massachusetts state trooper who testified that a tire track made at the scene of the crime matched a tire on a car that ex-New England Patriots player was driving the night of the killing.

Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to the June 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd, who was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancee.

Massachusetts State Police Trooper Todd Girouard testified Thursday that the passenger-side rear tire on a Nissan Altima that Hernandez rented matched a track left near Lloyd's body.

But a Hernandez lawyer pointed out the trooper had only four and a half days of training on tire impressions and had only examined 15 tires in his career.

The trooper acknowledged the match was his opinion.


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