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#1 by sakura698 , Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:33 pm

FALL RIVER, Mass. Pierre Garcon Super Bowl Jersey . - A relative of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez was granted immunity Wednesday to testify in his upcoming murder trial, according to a court clerk.Bristol Superior Court Judge Susan Garsh granted prosecutors petition for immunity for Jennifer Mercado, assistant clerk Mark Ferriera said. Mercado is Hernandezs cousin. Her sister, Tanya Singleton, is charged in connection with the case.Hernandezs fiancee, Shayanna Jenkins, also was in court Wednesday for a closed-door hearing on a similar immunity petition. The outcome of Jenkins request has not been released.One legal expert said the petitions indicate the two are not co-operating and need to be compelled to testify.The petitions and the judges immunity order are under seal. Mercados lawyer, E. Peter Parker, would not discuss what happened during his clients hearing, which was also closed to the public. Neither would prosecutors or Janice Bassil, Jenkins lawyer.It was not immediately clear what the immunity order will mean for Hernandezs defence.Jury selection is set to start Friday. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty in the 2013 slaying of semiprofessional football player Odin Lloyd. He also has pleaded not guilty in a separate murder case: the 2012 killings of two men in Boston after one of them allegedly accidentally spilled a drink on Hernandez at a nightclub.Gerard T. Leone Jr., a former Middlesex district attorney and federal prosecutor who is now a partner at the law firm of Nixon Peabody, said if the government filed a petition, it was essentially a foregone conclusion that it would be granted. He said such petitions are frequently used in homicide cases when witnesses are imperfect, or have a reason not to co-operate with the government.He said it indicates the government wants the option to call a particular witness, and the witness would have to testify if called to the stand.Jenkins has pleaded not guilty after being charged with perjury for allegedly lying to the grand jury investigating the killing of Lloyd, who was shot to death in an industrial park near Hernandezs and Jenkins home in North Attleborough.Mercado has not been charged with any crime.Parker also represents Mercados sister, Singleton, who has pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to commit accessory after the fact. She pleaded guilty earlier this year to criminal contempt for failing to testify before the grand jury and was sentenced to two years probation. The sisters live together in Bristol, Connecticut.Lloyd was dating Jenkins sister at the time he was killed. Prosecutors say he was picked up at his home in Boston by Hernandez and two other men, Carlos Ortiz and Ernest Wallace, before he was shot to death at the industrial park. The two have also pleaded not guilty to murder charges. Their cases have not yet gone to trial. Joe Staley Super Bowl Jersey . Gustafsson controlled the first round after getting top position on a throw, and came out much more forcefully in the second, buckling Manuwa with a Muay Thai knee, and finishing him off with strikes on the ground. DeForest Buckner Super Bowl Jersey . "We were left with the overall impression that the team wasnt trending toward being able to compete for a Stanley Cup," Capitals owner Ted Leonsis said in a news conference at the clubs arena. "And that was just a clear signal and why it was time to make those changes. http://www.49ersofficialfanshop.com/nick-mullens-jersey-sales.html . Louis Cardinals. He was 48. The commissioners office said Bell died in his home state of Ohio. Bell had not been feeling well over the weekend and had been scheduled to see doctors later Monday at the Cleveland Clinic. DETROIT -- Jim Caldwell got a ringing endorsement from one of his mentors when Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew was doing his homework. The Lions hired Caldwell on Tuesday to replace fired coach Jim Schwartz, ending a search that included a phone conversation between Mayhew and Tony Dungy. "Martin called me and said were looking for a leader who can help turn our locker room into a winning one and to help us get the most out of our investment in Matthew Stafford," Dungy recalled in a telephone interview with The Associated Press. "I told Martin that Jim Caldwell is exactly what youre looking for. Hell lead by making people accountable and by being a role model on and off the field. And with his attention to detail and history of developing quarterbacks, Stafford is going to flourish just like Peyton Manning did with us in Indianapolis." Detroit wanted to replace Schwartz with someone with experience as a head coach, ideally with a track record of tutoring quarterbacks. Caldwell helped the Indianapolis Colts reach the Super Bowl after his debut season in 2009, but was fired two years later after a 2-14 season while Manning was injured, dropping his three-year mark to 26-22. Before Caldwell was hired by the Dungy-led Colts in 2002 to be their quarterbacks coach, he had the same job for Dungy with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Caldwell was hired by Baltimore two years ago to be their quarterbacks coach and was promoted to offensive co-ordinator late in the 2012 season. The Ravens went on to win the last Super Bowl. The Lions will introduce Caldwell as their coach Wednesday during a news conference at Ford Field. "We believe Jim is the right man to lead our team and deliver a championship to our fans," Lions owner William Clay Ford said in a statement. The Ravens struggled on offence in 2013 and mightve replaced Caldwell if he didnt get another job. Baltimore ranked 29th on offence overall -- 30th rushing and 18th passing -- last season with Super Bowl-winning quarterback Joe Flacco and running back Ray Rice. Still, Caldwells body of work was enough to also make him a candidate to lead the Washington Redskins and Titans. Former Tennessee coach Mike Munchak and ex-Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak were also considered by the Lions. "Im excited because he has worked with some good coaches and he did a good job with the Colts," Lions offensive guard Rob Sims said in a telephone interview. Matt Breida Super Bowl Jersey. "Players seem to like him, so Im looking forward to being a part of the next chapter of Detroit Lions football with him leading us." Caldwell won his first 14 games with the Colts in 2009 before losing the final two games of the regular season while resting Manning and most of the other starters. The Colts lost to the New Orleans Saints in the Super Bowl. Indy was 10-6 the following season and won another AFC South title, then lost to the New York Jets in a wild-card game. With Manning out for all of Caldwells third season, the Colts lost 14 games and Caldwell lost his job. In Baltimore, Caldwell replaced offensive co-ordinator Cam Cameron toward the end of the 2012 regular season and he seemed to give the offence a boost as it went on to win the Super Bowl against San Francisco. Helping the Lions win one playoff game would be a relative feat: Detroit has only one playoff victory -- more than two decades ago -- since winning the 1957 NFL title. Caldwell, who won two playoff games in his first season with the Colts, will be counted on to use his experience with quarterbacks to make Matthew Stafford better. Detroit drafted Stafford No. 1 overall in 2009 and after two injury-shortened seasons, he has been spectacular at times and shaky at others. When the Lions needed him most, he was at his worst last season. He had an NFL-high 14 turnovers from Week 11-16 as Detroit dropped five of six games, plummeting out of first place in the NFC North and wasting an opportunity to win a division title for the first time since 1993. Caldwells first job as a head coach was at Wake Forest, which fired him in 2000 with a 26-63 record over eight seasons. Caldwell, who is from Beloit, Wis., played defensive back for Iowa and began his coaching career in 1977 as a graduate assistant with the Hawkeyes. Caldwell later went on to coach quarterbacks, wide receivers and outside linebackers from 1982-84 for Bill McCartney at Colorado. "Hes one of the finest people Ive ever met," McCartney said in a telephone interview. "He has tremendous character. If he says something, you can take it to the bank and hang your hat on it. His players will trust them and theyll rally for him. Hes ready for this. "Every home, every business and every NFL team rises or falls because of leadership. And, the Lions have a leader now." ' ' '

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