BOSTON (AP) — Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez has appeared in court in Boston as a judge met with attorneys to prepare for his upcoming trial in the 2012 shooting deaths of two men.
Hernandez and his lawyers attended a status conference Wednesday in Suffolk Superior Court. The former tight end is accused of killing Safiro Furtado and Daniel de Abreau in a drive-by shooting following a dispute at a Boston nightclub.READ MORE: 2 Boston Police Officers, Child Hospitalized After Fight On School Bus
Hernandez also faces a count of witness intimidation. Prosecutors say he shot a witness in the face.READ MORE: Expert Brought In By I-Team Now Helping Saugus Determine Source Of Fly Infestation
Hernandez grew up in Bristol, Connecticut. He’s serving a life sentence in the 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd, who was dating his fiancee’s sister.MORE NEWS: Boston Nightlife Venue Will Require COVID Vaccine Card Proof Or Masks Due To Delta Variant
Jury selection for the Boston murder trial is set to begin Feb. 13. The judge scheduled a Dec. 20 hearing for arguments on pre-trial motions.