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Judge Grants Motion to Postpone Hernandez Double Murder Trial

The case will return to court for a status hearing opn Jan. 19, which was the previous trial date

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    Former New England Patriots NFL football player Aaron Hernandez, right, looks over at his defense attorney James Sultan during his court hearing at Suffolk Superior Court in Boston, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015. Lawyers for Hernandez have asked a judge to throw out a search warrant that led police to seize a vehicle that prosecutors say Hernandez was driving when he fatally shot two Boston men in 2012.

    A judge has granted a request from the defense attorneys of Aaron Hernandez to postpone the double-murder and witness intimidation trial for the 2012 homicides of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado and the subsequent non-fatal shooting of a percipient witness.

    The case will return to court for a status hearing on Jan. 19, which was the previous trial date.

    Hernandez is accussed of gunning down de Abreu and Furtado after a chance encounter at a Boston nightclub. He has pleaded not guilty.

    Late last week, both sides filed a joint motion to delay the start of the trial, citing a pending appeal over evidence in the case.

    Hernandez is already serving a life sentence after being convicted this year in the 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd, who was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancée.