FALL RIVER, Mass. – Aaron Hernandez understood that anything and everything he said into the phone at the Bristol County (Mass.) House of Corrections would be recorded, reprinted and potentially used against him.
"Hey, [watch] what you say," he told his aunt, Tanya Singleton. "The phone is recorded."
"I know, I know, I know," she said back.
So the select transcripts of 23 conversations Hernandez had with Singleton, live-in girlfriend Shayanna Jenkins and others, including Mike Pouncey, a former Florida Gator teammate and current Miami Dolphin, were controlled, careful and mostly innocuous.
Some of them, though, are rather telling. And if nothing else, the prosecution may have wanted them admitted into evidence just to get them made public and potentially drive a wedge into the Hernandez camp, of which any defection could seal the murder case against the former New England Patriots star.
Hernandez is on trial here at Bristol County Superior Court for the June 17, 2013, murder of OdinRead More »from Aaron Hernandez's defense bristles over recorded jailhouse phone calls