Testimony in Aaron Hernandez Trial Focuses on Florida Shooting - NECN
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Former New England Patriots Tight End Faces Double-Murder Charge

Testimony in Aaron Hernandez Trial Focuses on Florida Shooting



    Tyrone Crawford says he did not see any violence the night Aaron Hernandez allegedly shot his friend, Alexander Bradley, in Florida. Bradley is the prosecution's star witness in the Boston double murder trial.

    (Published Tuesday, March 28, 2017)

    Testimony in the double murder trial of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez continued Tuesday as jurors heard from a man who was with Hernandez on the night that he allegedly shot another man to keep him quiet about a double murder.

    Hernandez is on trial for killing Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado after one of them accidentally spilled his drink at a Boston nightclub in July 2012. 

    On Monday, friends and a former teammate of Hernandez testified, along with Tyrone Crawford, who was allegedly with Hernandez in Florida when Hernandez shot former friend turned star witness Alexander Bradley in the face, severely injuring him.

    Crawford was back on the stand on Tuesday. He described drinking, partying and doing drugs with Hernandez, but said he did not see any shooting.

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    Wide receiver Deonte Thompson of the Chicago Bears, a former University of Florida teammate of Aaron Hernandez, took the stand Monday in the double murder trial against the former Patriots tight end.

    (Published Monday, March 27, 2017)

    Prosecutors tried to show that Crawford was harassed into not remembering the night in question. But the defense argued that Crawford felt pressured by police when asked about what he remembered.

    Also testifying Tuesday was Je'rrelle Pierre, who was said to have been driving the vehicle when Hernandez allegedly shot Bradley. But he said he did not recall even being in the vehicle.

    Hernandez's brother, Jonathan "DJ" Hernandez, was originally expected to testify Tuesday. The state has announced that it will not call him to the stand, but Aaron Hernandez's fiancee, Shayanna Jenkins, may testify.

    Hernandez is already serving a life sentence in the 2013 fatal shooting of Odin Lloyd, a semi-professional football player who was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancée.

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