Boston judge could set date for double murder trial of ex-New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez

BOSTON — Lawyers for former New England Patriots player and convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez are due in court in Boston, where a judge could set a date for his double murder trial.

Hernandez is not expected to attend Thursday’s hearing. He is serving life in prison without the possibility of parole after being convicted of killing of an acquaintance in 2013.

In Boston, Hernandez is accused of killing two men over a spilled drink at a nightclub in 2012.

He’s also accused of shooting a witness to the killings in the face, leaving him for dead.

Hernandez has pleaded not guilty.

In court papers unsealed Wednesday, Hernandez’s lawyer says he wants an inquiry into what he says is a juror’s “exposure to significant extraneous matter.” A hearing is set for next week.

The Associated Press

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