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Bears wide receiver at trial: Aaron Hernandez is 'my guy'

29 March 2017

But the former National Football League star tight end could be cleared in a separate double-murder trial in which he is accused of killing two men, Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado, in 2012.

Hernandez is on trial for killing Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado after one of them accidentally spilled his drink at a Boston nightclub in July 2012.

Hernandez showed a brief smile when Thompson first pointed him out in court.

Hernandez is also facing a witness intimidation charge for allegedly shooting Bradley in the face in Florida in 2013.

Je'rrelle Pierre, 27, told assistant Suffolk District Attorney Mark Lee he couldn't remember anything that occurred between when he met Hernandez on February 8, 2013, until February 14, 2013, the day after the prosecution's star witness, Alexander Bradley, was shot in the face at point-blank range in the back of a Range Rover one other witness says Pierre was driving.

Defense lawyers say Bradley killed the men over a drug deal.

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Thompson told prosecutors of taking both Bradley and Hernandez to a club called Tootsie. Also testifying were Tyrone Crawford and Oscar Hernandez Jr.

London said he knew Hernandez through hsi work and would see him frequently at clubs around Boston.

Hernandez and Bradley argued about the bill and later about returning to the club to retrieve Bradley's phone, before Hernandez shot Bradley inside their vehicle in a warehouse area, Bradley testified last week.

Trial will resume Tuesday and the prosecution may call Hernandez's brother to the stand.

Deonte Thompson identifies former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez as he testifies in the trial.

Although he was expected to take the stand Monday, Judge Locke announced at the beginning of court that Hernandez's older brother, Jonathan "DJ" Hernandez, will testify Tuesday as a witness for the prosecution.

Hernandez is already serving life in prison for the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd.

Bears wide receiver at trial: Aaron Hernandez is 'my guy'