Fiancee of ex-NFL star testifies in his double-murder trial
- Author: Julie Sanders Mar 31, 2017,
Mar 31, 2017, 1:23
A lawyer for former National Football League star Aaron Hernandez has aggressively questioned the prosecution's star witness against Hernandez in his double-murder trial.
In court Monday, Thompson recounted hosting a party on February 8, 2013, five days after his former team, the Baltimore Ravens, won the Super Bowl.
Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez, fiancee of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez, testifies in Suffolk Superior Court during his trial for the July 2012 killings of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado, on Thursday, March 30, 2017, in Boston.
Jenkins-Hernandez began dating Hernandez in high school and later rekindled their relationship with when Hernandez joined the Patriots.
Thompson recently re-signed with the Chicago Bears for one season, which will be his third with the franchise.
On Monday, the prosecution called NFL player Deonte Thompson to the stand. Thompson, who played college football with Hernandez at the University of Florida, had invited Hernandez to Florida to visit him the week Hernandez is accused of shooting his former best friend Alexander Bradley, who was with him the night of the Boston double murders. "There was no reason for me to ask any questions".
Hernandez is expected to testify as a witness for the prosecution.
Jurors also heard testimony Monday from club promoter Jeff London, who said he saw Hernandez slap another club promoter over comments about a loss to the Ravens. They got engaged in October 2012 and has been a constant presence in court during proceedings.
"Not necessarily", she said when Haggan asked if it was uncommon for Hernandez to call her at that hour.
Hernandez is already serving a life sentence for the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd.
Palm Beach County Sheriff Deputy Mack Davis testified about responding to the scene where Bradley was shot. His fiance was in Florida at the time according to financial records.
In the days after the party, Thompson said he went to Miami "every night", and Hernandez was one of the people who often went with him.
Thursday marked the second time Jenkins Hernandez was called to the stand in the murder trial against her fiancé.
Jenkins Hernandez testified she did not believe Hernandez had a gun license but that the firearm didn't bother her.