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Gag Order Requested in Hernandez Murder Case

Concerns about info related to case against NFL player leaking to the press

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Lawyers for former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez will have until Jan. 8 to submit a proposed gag order after they claimed in a court hearing today that "leaks" in press reports by unnamed sources threaten the right of their client to a fair trial.

Fall River Superior Court Judge E. Susan Garsh also set a Jan. 15 deadline for the prosecution to reply with its recommendations.

The judge said she would write a gag order after reviewing the recommendations of both sides.

The gag order was requested by Hernandez's lawyers during a pretrial hearing in connection with the murder case against him.