Prosecutors rest in Aaron Hernandez's double-murder trial

The last witness for the prosecution was Robert Settana, an investigator with the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office.

Hernandez is already facing life in prison for the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd. Jenkins-Hernandez, who has a 4-year-old daughter with Hernandez, said she took his name in 2015. Hernandez is standing trial for the July 2012 killings of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado who he encountered in the Boston nightclub.

Prosecutors have wrapped up their case in the double-murder trial of ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez.

With witness testimony expected to conclude by Thursday at the latest, it's reasonable to ask if the prosecution has overcome its burden of proving Hernandez guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

Salvador admitted under cross-examination that the defense had helped him work out the timeline of the events of that night by showing him surveillance videos, NECN reported.

Salvador, a psychology doctoral student, testified Monday that he met Hernandez at the Cure Lounge that night in 2012.

Alexander Bradley's cousin, Robert Lindsey, said Bradley called him on February 14, 2013, and told him that Hernandez had shot him in the eye a day earlier.

Prosecutors say Hernandez killed de Abreu and Furtado in July 2016 because he felt disrespected after de Abreu bumped into him and spilled his drink.

Salvador said he later saw Hernandez outside the club, about 20 minutes before the shootings.

Salvador said Hernandez initially politely declined his request but agreed after Salvador told him it was his birthday.

Bradley testified earlier in the trial that Hernandez shot him to silence him as a witness to two fatal shootings months earlier. His lawyer claims Bradley shot the men over a drug deal.

The defense plans on calling its final witness Wednesday and the jury could start deliberations by the end of the week.

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  • Julie Sanders