Jury in ex-NFL player's trial to deliberate for 5th day

He testified that Hernandez became enraged and shot the men because he felt disrespected after one of them bumped into Hernandez and spilled his drink.

Hernandez is already serving a life sentence in the 2013 killing of semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd.

Judge Jeffrey Locke said the found the claim "astounding" after Sullivan Jr. made his arguments during the jury's second day of deliberations.

Jurors in the double murder trial of Aaron Hernandez will begin their fifth day of deliberations Thursday, after seeing his 4-year-old daughter in the courtroom for the first time on Wednesday.

Jurors have spent about 21 hours deliberating since Friday.

Locke said Tuesday morning that evidence must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Hernandez himself directly pointed a gun at and shot Bradley.

He has also pleaded not guilty to a witness intimidation charge for allegedly shooting Alexander Bradley, his former friend and marijuana supplier, in an effort to silence him about the killings. The former NFL football player already is serving a life sentence in the 2013 killing of semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd.

A lawyer for former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez has objected to the judge's selection of a white woman as the jury forewoman in his double-murder trial. Hernandez's father was Hispanic, and his mother is Italian.

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  • Julie Sanders