Jury selection for Aaron Hernandez trial delayed by massive snowstorm

Darnell ReidFeb 16, 2017

Severe winter weather will push back jury selection in the double-homicide trial of former Patriots star Aaron Hernandez, which was set to begin Monday.

The two men were fatally shot one night in July 2012 as they sat in a vehicle at a red light after leaving a Boston nightclub.

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.

Hernandez, 27, is accused of killing de Abreu, 29, and Furtado, 28, outside of a Boston nightclub as they sat in their BMW sedan.

He was indicted for the murders in 2014, and pleaded "not guilty" to both counts.


At a separate hearing yesterday, Locke gave Cure's management seven days to allow Hernandez's defense team to conduct a forensic exam of the club's surveillance system, and to produce purchase, operational and maintenance logs for the equipment, as well as any records of Boston and state police requests to inspect it as part of their investigation.

Hernandez is facing a separate charge of witness intimidation for allegedly shooting Bradley in Florida in 2013. Clearly, Hernandez didn't want to show his face and the judge even asked about his hand tattoo, as the tattoo was also a subject that is expected to come up during the trial of the heavily inked Hernandez.

According to the source, prosecutors said Hernandez orchestrated and tried to cover up the death of Lloyd, whose body was found in an industrial park just a mile from Hernandez's home. Over the next three days, they will complete a questionnaire with a possible appointment as one of 16 chosen jurors who will hear evidence at the trial.

Hernandez was convicted of first-degree murder in Odin's case in 2015.

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