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Judge Orders Evidence Preserved In Aaron Hernandez's Suicide

Judge Orders Evidence Preserved In Aaron Hernandez's Suicide

A Massachusetts judge Friday ordered state officials to preserve evidence in the investigation into Aaron Hernandez's death in his jail cell earlier this week.

But Judge Thomas F. McGuire declined a request by attorneys for Hernandez's fiancee, Shayanna Jenkins, to allow them access to Hernandez's cell so they could photograph it.

Jenkins filed a lawsuit against the Massachusetts Department of Correction to keep officials from destroying evidence so that the family can conduct an independent investigation of his death.

"I am going to issue an order to at least have the evidence preserved but I am not going to do anything to interfere with any investigations that the...

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