Hernandez lawyers due in court in 2012 slayings
BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez plan to discuss evidence-sharing by prosecutors during a hearing in the slaying of two Boston men.
Hernandez is charged with murder in the 2012 fatal shootings of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado after a chance encounter at a Boston nightclub. His lawyers and prosecutors are expected to meet with a judge in Suffolk Superior Court Tuesday to give an update on evidence shared by prosecutors.
Hernandez has waived his right to be present for the last two hearings in the case and is not expected to be in court Tuesday.
Prosecutors say Hernandez and a friend followed the two men in their car after one of the men accidentally spilled a drink on Hernandez. They say Hernandez fired at least five shots into the car at a red light, killing the two men and injuring a third.
Hernandez has pleaded not guilty in those killings and in the 2013 shooting death of semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd.
He is scheduled to go on trial in January in Lloyd’s killing. A trial date of May has been set in the 2012 double slaying.
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