“We are playing fair,” he said. “We’ve agreed to the rules of professional conduct, and we’re abiding by them.”
McCauley accused the defense of misconduct by calling into question the state’s integrity, without evidence of who was responsible for any leaks.
Despite sparring in court, the two sides agreed in principle on the issuance of a gag order. Garsh did not immediately rule and instead asked both to submit specific proposals for a formal order.
Hernandez was in court Monday but did not speak. His girlfriend, Shayanna Jenkins, and mother also attended. Jenkins is facing a perjury charge related to her testimony before the grand jury that indicted Hernandez. She has pleaded not guilty.
Prosecutors allege Hernandez killed Lloyd because he was upset with him for talking to some people at a nightclub with whom Hernandez had problems.