Aaron Hernandez Prosecutor Asks Judge to Recuse Herself

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Aaron Hernandez appeared in court on Wednesday for a pretrial hearing, nearly two months after being indicted for the murder of Odin Lloyd.

According to Fox News Latino, prosecutors in Hernandez's murder case "want the judge to recuse herself."

Assistant District Attorney William McCauley plans to file a motion asking Judge Susan Garsh to give up the former New England Patriot tight end's case. McCauley argued that Garsh had been "antagonistic" toward the government during a murder case in 2010, ABC News reports.

"In a prior murder case involving the same prosecutor, the judge exhibited antagonism and bias toward the prosecution throughout the case," prosecutors said in a motion filed Wednesday morning, according to The Courant.

"The lead prosecutor and the trial judge currently assigned to this case have a well-known and publicly documented history of antagonism - a history that has, in the past, generated broad public comment and concern."

Hernandez's attorneys objected the motion and said they plan to file a written response to prosecutors' request.

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