BOSTON (CBS) – The prosecution presented their final witness in the double murder trial of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez. They plan to rest their case on Monday.
Sixty-four witnesses with a month’s worth of testimony and evidence to go with it was all capped off by the toughest yet, the medical examiner. Those in the family section clutched hands as Dr. Katherine Lindstrom explained one of the victims may have felt pain in his last moments of life.
Most of Aaron Hernandez’s relatives had left by this point, where earlier one of them flashed his former #81 Patriots jersey. It was the first time his family showed up since the trial began.
Friday’s testimony got underway with a cousin of former Hernandez friend Alexander Bradley, who prosecutors say was shot in the face by the ex-NFL player.
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Robert Lindsey, who was testifying against his will, said Bradley called him after the shooting in Florida and told him “’This (expletive) (expletive) (expletive) Aaron’ shot him.”
Boston Police Detective Paul MacIsaac was next on the stand, testifying about the ensuing investigation into the July 2012 murders of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado in Boston’s South End.
About one year after the murders, police executed a search warrant and found the Toyota 4-Runner that Hernandez was riding in.
MacIsaac said the vehicle had cobwebs on it when police located it.
Police searched Hernandez’s North Attleboro home and his notorious Franklin “flop house” looking for clothing he was wearing the night of the murder, but never found it.
In addition, MacIsaac said detectives were never able to locate the iPhone Hernandez was using the night of the murder.
Prior testimony revealed that Hernandez called his fiancée, Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez, just seconds after the time of the murder.
Jurors also got a glimpse of the former NFL player’s lifestyle. Receipts showing thousands of dollars spent in a Florida strip club before Bradley was shot, days later calling his cousin from the hospital.