The new trial is set to begin on February 13.  Hernandez has entered a not guilty plea to charges of first-degree murder and witness intimidation in the case.

The judge also ruled on several other issues related to the case on Tuesday. The judge ruled that prosecutors will not be able to bring up his last murder conviction and that survivors of the 2012 shooting can not identify Hernandez as the shooter in the court room.

Hernandez’s attorneys are trying to get the text messages he sent to his agent after the double murders thrown out, on the basis of attorney-client privilege, but the judge has not ruled on that issue yet.