Things are getting off to a bad start for him,
While the New England Patriots are getting ready to play in the Super Bowl, their former teammate Aaron Hernandez is officially standing trial for the murder of Odin Lloyd. On Friday, Lloyd’s girlfriend took the stand and contradicted Aaron’s defense.
Shaneah Jenkins, the sister of Aaron’s girlfriend and the person who introduced the NFLer to Lloyd, said the two men were at the “beginning stages of a friendship” and they “would hang out and smoke.” She also said the only time they hung out without her was the one time when Lloyd ended up dead.
However, in the opening statements, Aaron’s attorney asserted that the two were close and that he “did not murder his friend Odin Lloyd.”
On Friday, the jury also heard from North Attleboro Fire Department Captain John White, who described the body in detail, causing some of Lloyd’s family members to leave the room. The jury was also shown pictures of the body and the judge reminded the jurors to look at them impartially and for evidentiary reasons.
Next week, the jurors will travel to see both Hernandez’s and Lloyd’s homes.
It sounds like this is going to be a long trial.
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