FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A witness in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has testified that he was smoking marijuana outside a bar hours before the killing.
Hernandez is charged with killing Odin Lloyd in the early morning hours of June 17, 2013. Lloyd was dating the sister of Hernandez’s fiancee.
Kelly Rose Belanger testified Thursday that Hernandez was with a group of people at the bar she managed on the night of June 16.
She says he went in and out several times with another man. She smelled marijuana and went outside to see them smoking pot. She asked him to stop, and he did.
Hernandez paid the $243 bill and left a $30 tip at around 12:15 a.m. Lloyd was dead around three hours later.
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