Aaron Hernandez’s lawyer seeks inquiry on juror issue

FALL RIVER, Mass. — A lawyer for former NFL player and convicted killer Aaron Hernandez has asked a judge to allow an inquiry into what he says is a juror’s ”exposure to significant extraneous matter.”

Hernandez was convicted in April of first-degree murder. He was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

James Sultan, a lawyer for the former New England Patriots tight end, made the request in a court filing last week that was unsealed Wednesday. A judge scheduled a June 12 hearing on the request.

Sultan also asked for a subpoena to be issued to determine the ”source of information provided to counsel.”

The filing does not identify the juror, what the juror was allegedly exposed to or how it came to their attention.

Hernandez’s lawyers and prosecutors didn’t immediately return messages seeking comment.