Judge: Ex-pa­triot’s mur­der trial set May 2015

The Covington News - - THE WIRE -

BOS­TON (AP) — A judge has ten­ta­tively sched­uled for­mer New Eng­land Pa­tri­ots star Aaron Her­nan­dez to stand trial next year in May on mur­der charges in the 2012 drive-by slay­ings of two men.

Her­nan­dez has pleaded not guilty to killing Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Fur­tado af­ter a night­club en­counter.

Dur­ing a hear­ing Tues­day in Suf­folk Su­pe­rior Court, Her­nan­dez’s lawyers asked Judge Jef­frey Locke to is­sue a gag or­der pro­hibit­ing any­one in­volved in the case from com­ment­ing out­side court.

They said they were con­cerned Her­nan­dez wouldn’t get a fair trial be­cause of ex­ten­sive me­dia cov­er­age on the dou­ble slay­ings and an­other mur­der case against Her­nan­dez in the 2013 death of semi-pro­fes­sional foot­ball player Odin Lloyd.

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