Aaron Hernandez

Aaron Hernandez due in court as DA seeks access to evidence


In this May 21, 2015, file photo, former New England Patriots NFL football player Aaron Hernandez sits at the defense table during his arraignment on a charge of trying to silence a witness in a double murder case against him by shooting the man in the face at Suffolk Superior Court in Boston. Newspaper company GateHouse Media is asking a judge to unseal documents relating to a juror in Hernandez's recent murder trial in Massachusetts. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, Pool, File)

In this May 21, 2015, file photo, former New England Patriots NFL football player Aaron Hernandez sits at the defense table during his arraignment on a charge of trying to silence a witness in a double murder case against him by shooting the man in the face at Suffolk Superior Court in Boston. Newspaper company GateHouse Media is asking a judge to unseal documents relating to a juror in Hernandez’s recent murder trial in Massachusetts. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, Pool, File)

BOSTON (AP) — Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is due in court for a pretrial hearing in the 2012 slaying of two Boston men.

Hernandez is charged with murder in the shootings of Safiro Furtado and Daniel de Abreu, two men he encountered at a Boston nightclub.

During a hearing in Suffolk Superior Court last week, prosecutors said they are seeking access to physical evidence involving a third party. Their motion has been sealed from public view, and neither side would describe the evidence.

Judge Jeffrey Locke is expected to hear arguments during a hearing Tuesday.

Hernandez is accused of following the men, then opening fire as they sat in their car at a stop light. He has pleaded not guilty.

Hernandez was convicted in a separate murder earlier this year and is serving a life sentence.

Source: AP

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