Search warrants to be released in Hernandez case

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By ERIKA NIEDOWSKI, Associated Press

ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) — More details could be released soon about the murder investigation involving former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez.

A judge is expected to unseal search warrants Tuesday afternoon. Impoundment of the material was challenged by news organizations, and their motion was granted Monday. Prosecutors and defense attorneys have argued for keeping the material sealed.

District Attorney Samuel Sutter said he won't appeal the judge's ruling. It wasn't immediately clear if defense attorneys would.

Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to murder in the June 17 fatal shooting of Odin Lloyd, whose body was found in an industrial area near Hernandez's North Attleborough home.

Two other men face lesser charges. Carlos Ortiz of Bristol, Conn., is due in court Tuesday to determine if he could get bail on a gun charge.

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