Boston NBC affiliate WHDH is responding to allegations one of its news vans followed jurors in the Aaron Hernandez murder trial.
The station sent out the statement below:
This morning, in the Aaron Hernandez trial, the judge questioned 7 News as to any impropriety with the jury in the case. 7 News did not approach any juror or talk to any juror. We also did not videotape or take pictures of any juror.
We are continuing to work with the court and investigate the situation.
We reported earlier, Superior Court Judge E. Susan Garsh was looking into the allegations.
According to The Boston Globe, “The two jurors who reported the incident were questioned at sidebar on Thursday morning, and Garsh later said that “depending on how they reacted,” she may have been forced to dismiss them from the case. Both jurors are remaining on the panel.”
Bristol Superior Court Judge E. Susan Garsh said someone from WHDH-TV (Channel 7) must testify Thursday or she would bar the channel from continuing to cover the trial from inside the courtroom.