Aaron Hernandez

Prosecutors spent $462,000 on Aaron Hernandez prosecution


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)

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts prosecutors say the investigation and trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez cost them nearly half a million dollars.

The $462,000 tally was released Friday by the Bristol District Attorney’s Office.

Hernandez was convicted in April of first-degree murder for shooting Odin Lloyd in 2013.

District attorney spokesman Gregg Miliote (mil-ee-OH’-tee) says the office spent $360,462.30 on overtime for state police. It spent $101,834.64 for expenses such as experts and travel.

Miliote says the tally doesn’t include what it spent for salaried employees who worked on the prosecution. Three prosecutors tried the case. It also doesn’t account for the work of local police departments or the county sheriff’s office.

Hernandez was sentenced to life in prison without parole. He still faces two murder charges in Boston.

Source: AP

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