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FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, file photo, former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez, right, speaks to his attorney Charles Rankin during a hearing at Bristol Superior Court, in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez's lawyers are expected to ask a judge to dismiss the murder charge he faces in connection with last June's execution-style killing of Odin Lloyd in North Attleborough, Mass. (AP Photo/The Boston Globe, Jonathan Wiggs, Pool, File)

FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, file photo, former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez, right, speaks to his attorney Charles Rankin during a hearing at Bristol Superior Court, in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez's lawyers are expected to ask a judge to dismiss the murder charge he faces in connection with last June's execution-style killing of Odin Lloyd in North Attleborough, Mass. (AP Photo/The Boston Globe, Jonathan Wiggs, Pool, File)

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