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Former New England Patriots Tight End Faces Double-Murder Charge

Prosecution Close to Resting in Hernandez Murder Trial

The former NFL star is accused of killing Safiro Furtado and Daniel de Abreu in July 2012

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    The prosecution in Aaron Hernandez's double murder trial is getting close to resting its case against the former New England Patriots star.

    (Published Friday, March 31, 2017)

    The prosecution in Aaron Hernandez's double murder trial is getting close to resting its case against the former New England Patriots star.

    Testimony started Friday morning with the cousin of the prosecution's star witness, Alexander Bradley, whom Hernandez is accused of shooting in an attempt to silence him about the killings.

    "'This (expletive) Aaron shot me in the eye,'" Robert Lindsey recalled as he told jurors what Bradley had told him.

    Bradley took the stand himself for much of last week, saying he saw the former NFL star pull the trigger in the double murders and described how Hernandez pulled the trigger on him months later to try and silence him.

    Hernandez is on trial in the shooting deaths of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado. Prosecutors say Hernandez gunned the victims down at a Boston stoplight after one of them bumped into him at a nightclub, spilling a drink, in July 2016. Hernandez is also charged with witness intimidation in connection to Bradley's shooting.

    Prosecutors have used text messages between the former best friends and even the defendant's tattoos as evidence in the trial, which is nearing the end of its fourth week.

    However, many of the witnesses prosecutors have called to testify against Hernandez have had the same problem of not remembering events, including the men who told police they were with Hernandez when Bradley claims he was shot.

    On Thursday, Hernandez's fiancee testified she learned to keep quiet and "not to ask any questions" in certain situations. She also claimed to have no recollection of the call phone records show Hernandez made to her on the night he allegedly murdered Furtado and de Abreu.

    Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez's testimony for the prosecution came under the grant of immunity. Jenkins-Hernandez, who has a 4-year-old daughter with Hernandez, said she took his name in 2015.

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