Bill Belichick could be called to testify at Aaron Hernandez’s double murder trial
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick might have to appear in court during the double murder trial of former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez.
Belichick’s name was added to a list of possible witnesses who could be called to testify filed Tuesday by Hernandez’s defense. New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels had also been named as a potential witness.
Jury selection is underway for the trial, and opening statements are scheduled for March 1.
Hernandez, who was convicted of the 2013 first-degree murder Odin Lloyd in 2015 and is currently serving a life sentence, is charged with also killing Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado in 2012. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to the drive-by slayings.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.