Aaron Hernandez

Judge could set date in Aaron Hernandez Boston murder trial


Former New England Patriots NFL football player Aaron Hernandez talks with one of his attorneys, Charles Rankin, during his arraignment at Suffolk Superior Court, Thursday, May 21, 2015, in Boston, on a charge of trying to silence a witness in a double murder case against him by shooting the man in the face. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, Pool)

Former New England Patriots NFL football player Aaron Hernandez talks with one of his attorneys, Charles Rankin, during his arraignment at Suffolk Superior Court, Thursday, May 21, 2015, in Boston, on a charge of trying to silence a witness in a double murder case against him by shooting the man in the face. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, Pool)

BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for former New England Patriots player and convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez are due in court in Boston, where a judge could set a date for his double murder trial.

Hernandez is not expected to attend Thursday’s hearing. He is serving life in prison without the possibility of parole after being convicted of killing an acquaintance in 2013.

In Boston, Hernandez is accused of killing two men over a spilled drink at a nightclub in 2012.

He’s also accused of shooting a witness to the killings in the face, leaving him for dead.

Hernandez has pleaded not guilty.

In court papers unsealed Wednesday, Hernandez’s lawyer says he wants an inquiry into what he says is a juror’s “exposure to significant extraneous matter.” A hearing is set for next week.

Source: AP

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