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Aaron Hernandez’s lawyers point finger at prosecution’s key witness in murder case


Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez already has one murder conviction on his resume. A trial that could pin two more murders on Hernandez officially got underway on Wednesday.

According to Denise Lavoie of the Associated Press, lawyers representing Hernandez claimed that the prosecution’s key witness – Alexander Bradley – was the man behind the 2012 killings of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado.

Bradley has said he was with Hernandez when he allegedly shot and killed de Abreu and Furtado following a seemingly minor incident in a Boston nightclub that resulted in Hernandez’s drink being spilled. Bradley claims that Hernandez took the interaction as a sign of disrespect and later opened fired on the pair’s car when they ended up alongside each other at a stoplight later in the night.

Hernandez shot Bradley in the head seven months later, causing Bradley to lose his right eye. Hernandez was also charged with witness intimidation for the shooting of Bradley.

Another witness, Raychides Sanches, has also pointed the blame toward Hernandez.

Meanwhile, Hernandez’s representation claim that de Abreu and Bradley has a pre-existing relation acquaintance and that Bradley killed the men over a drug deal gone bad.

“Ladies and gentlemen, this did not happen over a spilled drink. This happened over a drug deal,” Hernandez lawyer Jose Baez said.

Hernandez was convicted of first-degree murder in April 2015 over the killing of Odin Lloyd.

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10 Responses to “Aaron Hernandez’s lawyers point finger at prosecution’s key witness in murder case”
  1. norseyapper says: Mar 1, 2017 11:36 PM

    And the amazing thing is his lawyer said this with a straight face.

  2. seanx40 says: Mar 1, 2017 11:36 PM

    How many life sentences without the possibility of parole can he do? What changes if he beats the charges? What changes if he loses? Same cell forever. No matter what

  3. yourmadre says: Mar 1, 2017 11:47 PM

    What’s the point of even fighting the charges at this point? If he already got sentenced to life without the possibility of parole, wouldn’t this be completely irrelevant unless he somehow got his other charges overturned? Am I missing something Florio?

  4. iambullitt says: Mar 1, 2017 11:58 PM

    “What if”

    This double murder happened because of spilled drink AND a drug deal?

    I don’t care who’s deal it was that caused them to be murdered.

    Who pulled the trigger, and did the other assist/contribute?

  5. thermanmerman99 says: Mar 2, 2017 12:21 AM

    Typical New England trash. Wannabe from weak little Connecticut thinks he’s a gangster hahahahaha typical wussbag from the sissiesare Northeast with zero clue

  6. elyasm says: Mar 2, 2017 8:42 AM

    Not that Hernandez has any credibility whatsoever, but it does make more sense as a plausible motive.

  7. whenwilliteverend says: Mar 2, 2017 9:18 AM

    Somewhere in New England a bunch of Patriots fans have “Free Hernandez” signs in their yard.

  8. whenwilliteverend says: Mar 2, 2017 9:19 AM

    Maybe his lawyers could try blaming Helen Keller too. After all, Aaron certainly wouldn’t do such a thing, would he?

  9. superpatriotsfan says: Mar 2, 2017 10:02 AM

    Aaron Hernandez is the true Patriot who exhibits the “Patriot way”

  10. maust1013 says: Mar 2, 2017 7:07 PM

    whenwilliteverend says:
    Mar 2, 2017 9:18 AM
    Somewhere in New England a bunch of Patriots fans have “Free Hernandez” signs in their yard.

    The Pouncey twins do not live in New England and even if they did 2 guys do not constitute a bunch.

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