Hernandez judge declines to recuse self - FOX13 News, WHBQ FOX 13

Hernandez judge declines to recuse self

Posted: Updated:
By ERIKA NIEDOWSKI
Associated Press

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) - The judge in the Aaron Hernandez murder case has declined to recuse herself, saying she has no bias against prosecutors.

Prosecutors asked Judge Susan Garsh to step aside, alleging she and prosecutor William McCauley have a "history of antagonism" stemming from a 2010 murder trial. McCauley criticized her publicly, even after winning a conviction, saying she was hostile and wrongly excluded evidence.

Attorneys for Hernandez, a former New England Patriots player, argued the recusal request was without merit.

In her ruling, Garsh said she harbored no bias in 2010 and doesn't now.

She said she "examined my emotions and consulted my conscience" and that she's free from prejudice in the case.

Garsh also said her impartiality can't reasonably be questioned by objective people.

Bristol District Attorney Samuel Sutter says he won't appeal.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Connecticut NewsConnecticut NewsMore>>

  • Woman claims mayor exposed himself to her

    Woman claims mayor exposed himself to her

    Friday, August 1 2014 7:19 AM EDT2014-08-01 11:19:37 GMT
    An administrative assistant at East Haven Town hall has filed a complaint against the mayor, alleging he exposed himself to her as part of a pattern of sexual harassment.
    An administrative assistant at East Haven Town hall has filed a complaint against the mayor, alleging he exposed himself to her as part of a pattern of sexual harassment.
  • Dad delivers baby into toilet

    Dad delivers baby into toilet

    Thursday, July 31 2014 8:30 AM EDT2014-07-31 12:30:58 GMT
    A Connecticut father proudly helped deliver his own baby... into a toilet.
    A Connecticut father proudly helped deliver his own baby... into a toilet.
  • Healthy food pilot program launched in Connecticut

    Healthy food pilot program launched in Connecticut

    An online marketplace for farmers markets and a nonprofit Connecticut health insurance company are launching a new program to bring local, fresh food to Fairfield County residents.
    An online marketplace for farmers markets and a nonprofit Connecticut health insurance company are launching a new program to bring local, fresh food to Fairfield County residents.
Powered by WorldNow

WHBQ-TV | Fox 13
485 S. Highland St.
Memphis, TN 38111

Main Station: (901) 320-1313
Newsroom: (901) 320-1340

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices