Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Locke on Thursday set Jan. 4 for the trial to begin, with jury selection slated for Dec. 1.
Prosecutors say Hernandez shot the witness in 2013 in Florida after the man made a remark about a 2012 double murder.
Hernandez is accused of killing Daniel Abreu and Safiro Furtado in the South End.
The prosecutor in the Boston double murder case allegedly involving Aaron Hernandez said on Friday that the trial is likely to get underway no later than this fall.
The legal troubles for Aaron Hernandez are far from over even though he’s been convicted of first degree murder.
Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was sentenced to life in prison.
A look at the important dates in the Aaron Hernandez case.
A judge has agreed to delay the trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez in the 2012 slaying of two Boston men.
Tanya Singleton changed her plea to guilty during a hearing in Boston on Tuesday.
The New England Patriots don’t owe “another penny” to former tight end Aaron Hernandez, who is charged in three killings, a team lawyer told a judge Wednesday.