Jury selection to begin in ex-NFL star's latest murder trial
From left to right, lead defense attorney Jose Baez, Aaron Hernandez and attorney Ronald Sullivan listen to Judge Jeffrey Locke during motion hearings prior to Hernandez’s double murder trial in Boston, Monday, Feb. 13, 2017. (Chris Christo/The Boston Herald via AP, Pool)
BOSTON — Jury selection is set to get underway in ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez’s second murder trial.
The former New England Patriots tight end already is serving a life sentence with no possibility of parole for the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd. Lloyd was a semi-professional football player who was dating the sister of Hernandez’s fiancee.
Hernandez is being tried in the slayings of two other men — both of them fatally shot in 2012 after they left a Boston nightclub.
Prosecutors allege that Hernandez was the gunman and went after the pair after one of the men spilled a drink on him at the club.
A jury for the latest trial will begin being assembled on Tuesday. Opening statements are scheduled to start March 1.