Jury selection continued this week in the murder trial of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez.
Hernandez was arrested in June of 2013 in connection with the shooting death of Odin Lloyd. In the 18 months since, more damaging information has emerged regarding the hot-tempered 25-year-old’s violent past.
In May of 2014, new evidence was revealed that suggests Hernandez may have murdered two men following a nightclub altercation in July of 2012.
The trial may begin as early as Thursday of this week, and while no Patriots players are expected to testify, several coaches have reportedly been indicted.
Sources say it’s possible that legendary head coach Bill Belichik may be called to the stand, but it seems unlikely that he’ll be asked to testify before the February 1 Super Bowl, as was initially rumored.
The search for objective jurors has reportedly proven difficult, and has only become more of a challenge as Super Bowl fever heats up in New England.
Insiders say that Judge E. Susan Garsh has banned all sports logos from the courthouse where the trial will take place.
If convicted of killing Lloyd, Hernandez could face life in prison without the possibility of parole. His trial for the two 2012 may not begin until next year.
Hernandez last took the field when the Baltimore Ravens defeated the Patriots in the 2012 AFC Championship game. He was with the team during its last Super Bowl appearance in 2012.