Bill Belichick named as possible witness in Aaron Hernandez double murder trial

New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez (81) stands on the field with head coach Bill Belichick, left, during NFL football practice at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has been added to a list of people who could be called to testify at the double murder trial of former player Aaron Hernandez.

Belichick's name appeared on a list of possible witnesses filed Tuesday by Hernandez's defense.

Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels had previously been named as a possible witness.

Hernandez, who grew up in Bristol, Conn., is charged with the drive-by slayings of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado in Boston in 2012. Prosecutors say Hernandez shot them after one spilled a drink on him at a club.

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Jury selection is underway. Opening statements are scheduled March 1.

Hernandez is serving a life sentence in the 2013 killing of a man who was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancee.

 

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