Newspaper company GateHouse Media is asking a judge to unseal documents relating to a juror in ex-New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez's recent murder trial in Massachusetts.
The newspaper publisher will go before a judge in Fall River Friday to argue that information about the unidentified juror must be made public. The company publishes several New England newspapers.
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Hernandez lawyer James Sultan recently filed papers under seal requesting an inquiry into the juror's "exposure to significant extraneous matter."
New York-based GateHouse Media Inc. said last week the public has a right to review post-verdict proceedings, including information about a juror possibly exposed to information outside the courtroom.
Hernandez was convicted of the 2013 shooting death of acquaintance Odin (OH'-dihn) Lloyd. The Bristol, Connecticut, native was sentenced to life in prison.