FALL RIVER (CBS) — It was all about guns Monday in the Aaron Hernandez murder trial.
Prosecutors brought out the .22 caliber gun found in some woods near the scene where Odin Lloyd’s body was discovered riddled with bullets from a different kind of gun, a .45 caliber.
Jurors also heard from the cleaning staff at Hernandez’s North Attleboro home, who described finding guns in three different places while cleaning. Grazielli Silva found one while organizing his sock drawer.
“The normal gun like the police use. Normal size that everyone knows,” she said.
She found a smaller gun in the pocket of some pants she picked up off the floor.
“It was small, like half the size of the normal gun that the police use,” Silva said.
Her partner, Marilia Pinholato, described finding a gun under a mattress while making a bed in a spare bedroom where Hernandez’s alleged accomplice Ernest Wallace stayed.
“I just look at the gun, and put it back,” she said.
Prosecutors showed jurors a confidentiality agreement Hernandez and his live-in fiance Shayanna Jenkins had given the maids to sign one day before Hernandez was arrested. Defense attorneys suggested another Patriots player had given the form to Hernandez. Defense attorney Michael Fee got Silva to admit she is an illegal immigrant from Brazil, and that she hoped her testimony would help her gain citizenship in the United States.
There was also testimony about the sound of guns.
Two night shift worker took the stand from a business in the North Attleboro Industrial Park, where Lloyd’s body was discovered. “I thought it was fireworks,” said Barbara Chan, who was resting in her car between 3:00 and 3:30 the morning of the June 17th, 2013 murder. Michael Ribeiro also heard it. “A loud banging sound like fireworks going off. It was about 6 or 8 loud sounds.”
Monday began with a surprise change-of-mind from Judge Susan Garsh, who had a testy exchange with the lead prosecutor Friday.
The two battled over her ruling that Lloyd’s sister could not mention texts existed between her and her brother moments before his death. Garsh said she thought about it over the weekend, and reconsidered, There will be testimony allowed about the texts after all, but nothing about what they say.
Lloyd had texted his sister Shaquilla Thibou, “U see who I’m with?” “NFL’ “Just so you know”.
Before the trial began, Garsh ruled they are inadmissable in court, calling them “speculative”. Defense attorneys had argued they’re “prejudicial”, implying Lloyd was expressing fear, when he could have been bragging about his famous company.