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Former New England Patriots Tight End Faces Double-Murder Charge

Hernandez Expressive as Ex-Friend Testifies in Double Murder Trial

The former New England Patriots star's face was a mix of glares, stares and yawns in court Thursday

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    (Published Thursday, March 23, 2017)

    Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez's face was a mix of glares, stares and yawns on Thursday.

    Hernandez was particularly expressive in court as his former best friend Alexander Bradley took the witness stand for the fourth consecutive day, glaring at him on several occasions.

    It wasn't the first time Hernandez has given Bradley a death stare. Following an intense stare down earlier in Bradley's testimony, several court officers have formed a human barrier anytime the two pass by each other.

    Later in the day Thursday, during testimony about his internet search history, Hernandez could also be seen yawning and even holding his head in his hands.

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    Overall, it was another emotional day of testimony in the double-murder trial.

    After Bradley finished his testimony, the jury heard from Brooke Wilcox, the mother of Bradley's daughter, whose Connecticut home Hernandez and Bradley allegedly ran to right after the murders.

    Wilcox said Bradley sounded panicked when he called in the middle of the night of July 16, 2012 to see if he and Hernandez could come over.

    "He just seemed like he was in a panic type of manner," she said of Bradley. "He didn't seem like himself at all."

    She said Bradley referred to Hernandez as a "crazy (expletive)" who "just did some stupid (expletive)."

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    A former friend of Aaron Hernandez who claims the former Patriots tight end shot him in the face took the stand again Wednesday in Hernandez's double murder trial.

    (Published Wednesday, March 22, 2017)

    Earlier this week, Bradley described how Hernandez killed two men after one of them accidentally spilled his drink at a Boston nightclub in July 2012. Bradley said Hernandez opened fire while Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado waited at a stoplight.

    Under cross-examination, Bradley acknowledged that he has sold drugs for about 17 years. The defense team argued during opening statements that Bradley - not Hernandez - shot the men over a drug deal.

    Bradley also described how he and Hernandez were once close friends. Hernandez has also been charged with witness intimidation and is accused of shooting Bradley in the face because he feared Bradley would tell authorities about the slayings.

    Hernandez's defense team has argued that Bradley doesn't deserve immunity from prosecution because his eyewitness account is not trustworthy and there are too many discrepancies in his story.

    Testimony is expected to resume Monday after the judge suspended the trial after trial teams on both sides and court staff came down with an illness.

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