High-powered defense lawyer seen at Aaron Hernandez’s home

By on June 26, 2013

Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez lets this one slip through his fingers.

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Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez lets this one slip through his fingers.

NORTH ATTLEBORO, Mass. – There was a new face at New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez‘s house Tuesday afternoon.

James L. Sultan, a prominent defense attorney, paid a visit to Hernandez’s residence for about 30 minutes.

Sultan’s profile on his firm’s website noted that “some of his most recent successes include appellate reversals of first degree murder convictions.” Those cases were in 2011 and 2012.

Sultan has been co-counsel with Michael Fee, an attorney with the firm of Ropes & Gray, since Hernandez sought representation as police continue to investigate Hernandez’s possible role in the homicide of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd.

The investigation is in its second week, and no charges have been filed. A clerk from the Attleboro District Court said that documents related to the ongoing investigation have been impounded.

Police have executed two search warrants at Hernandez’s house and have sought evidence in the surrounding neighborhood, wading through a stream and sifting through high grass.


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