Aaron Hernandez

Patriots owner Kraft takes stand in Aaron Hernandez trial

kraft-smallFALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots team owner Robert Kraft has taken the stand in the murder trial of his former player Aaron Hernandez.

Kraft was called to testify Tuesday morning by the prosecution.

Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to murder in the June 17, 2013, killing of Odin Lloyd, who was dating the sister of Hernandez’s fiancee.

Kraft was sworn in and asked about his work. He says he runs a business that’s in packaging and paper and private equity and has two sports teams: the New England Revolution and New England Patriots.

Kraft says he took Hernandez aside two days after the slaying and asked whether he was involved. Kraft says Hernandez told him that he was innocent and that he was at a club at the time Lloyd was killed.

Source: AP

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