Aaron Hernandez

Aaron Hernandez jury resumes deliberations for 5th day


Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez listens to testimony during his trial in Fall River, Mass., Monday, April 6, 2015. Hernandez is accused of killing Odin Lloyd in June 2013. (AP Photo/The Boston Herald, Ted Fitzgerald, Pool)

Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez listens to testimony during his trial in Fall River, Mass., Monday, April 6, 2015. Hernandez is accused of killing Odin Lloyd in June 2013. (AP Photo/The Boston Herald, Ted Fitzgerald, Pool)

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Jurors deciding whether to convict former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez of murder are back at work for a fifth day of deliberations.

The 12 jurors spent nearly 20 hours last week deliberating. They began deliberations Monday morning and will work late into the afternoon unless they reach a verdict.

Hernandez is charged with the 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd, who was dating the sister of Hernandez’s fiancee. Lloyd’s body was found in an industrial park less than a mile from Hernandez’s home.

Hernandez lawyer Michael Fee says the defense team won’t comment after a verdict, regardless of the outcome.

Hernandez’s lawyers have questioned why he would put his career on the line to kill someone. Prosecutors say he thought no one would believe he did it.

Source: AP

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