Jurors in Aaron Hernandez trial to view double murder site
FILE – In this July 16, 2012, file photo, Boston Police investigate a car in which Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado were shot to death near the intersection of Herald Street and Shawmut Avenue in Boston. Former New England Patriots NFL football player Aaron Hernandez is charged with their murders. The jury in his trial is scheduled to visit the crime scene on Friday, March 3, 2017. (AP photo/Courtney Sacco, File)
BOSTON — Jurors in the double murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez are set to view the crime scene in Boston.
A spokesman for the Suffolk District Attorney’s Office says the jury on Friday will visit the site where Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado were gunned down in 2012. Testimony will resume in court later in the day.
Prosecutors allege Hernandez fatally shot the two men after a brief encounter at a nightclub where one of them bumped into Hernandez, which caused Hernandez to spill his drink.
Hernandez’s lawyer says the real killer wasn’t Hernandez, but rather the government’s star witness, former Hernandez friend Alexander Bradley.
Crime scene photos and graphic descriptions of the killings were presented in court Thursday.
Hernandez already is serving a life sentence for a 2013 killing.