Bill Belichick Named Potential Witness in Aaron Hernandez's Double-Murder Trial
- Author: Julie Sanders Feb 24, 2017,
Feb 24, 2017, 4:30
Hernandez is charged with killing Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado outside a Boston nightclub in 2012.
Former New England Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez has already been convicted of Odin Lloyd's murder and was sentenced to life in prison for that crime.
He was also on the potential witness list when Hernandez was first tried and convicted of the murder of Odin Lloyd, but Belichick was never called.
A MA jury found Hernandez guilty of first-degree murder in April 2015 in the death of Odin Lloyd.
Belichick is listed among the possible defense witnesses who could be called to the stand.
As McGovern notes, Belichick, McDaniels and Pouncey are "not guaranteed to testify during double-murder trial ..."
Hernandez played with the Patriots from 2010-12. Hernandez's defense attorneys at the time attempted to establish a relationship between Hernandez and Lloyd that was central to them getting high in Hernandez's man cave to show that they were friends, and who would murder their friend? "Bradley will testify (and likely be subject to vigorous cross-examination) that the defendant repeatedly told him that he felt that people - and, ultimately the homicide victims in this case - were 'trying" him".
Jury selection in the trial, being held in Boston, continued Wednesday. A source claimed that they have obtained court docs in which prosecutors are asking the judge in the case to admit transcripts of the phone calls as evidence in Aaron's double murder trial.