A judge ruled on Monday that former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez will be able to transfer to a jail located in Boston that would make it easier for his legal team to visit him., according to the AP.
Hernandez was in court for the hearing, which addressed mostly procedural issues. He smiled and mouthed messages to his family before the hearing began. His mother and brother were among those in court, as were family members of Odin Lloyd, the 27-year-old Boston semi-professional football player Hernandez is accused of killing in June 2013.
Prosecutors never objected to Hernandez being moved.
Prosecutors did not object to moving Hernandez from the Bristol County House of Correction in Dartmouth, which is about an hour and 20 minutes’ drive south of Boston. They called baseless defense lawyers’ claims that the former tight end’s privacy and due process rights were violated by the jail administrator. Judge Susan Garsh ordered the move without addressing his complaints about the administrator.