Bears player calls Hernandez 'my guy' at double-murder trial

Bears player calls Hernandez 'my guy' at double-murder trial

Chicago Bears wide receiver Deonte Thompson testified Monday about partying and visiting strip clubs with former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez in 2013.

Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez testified against Hernandez on Thursday under a grant of immunity from prosecutors. On top of the murder charges, Hernandez is facing a charge of intimidating a witness in relation to Bradley's non-fatal shooting.

'I learned to keep my mouth shut in certain situations, ' the mother-of-one had testified when asked why she never pressed Hernandez about Bradley being shot.

The state is alleging that Aaron Hernandez ambushed and shot two men back in 2012 over a spilled drink at the Cure Lounge in Boston. He has also pleaded not guilty to a witness intimidation for allegedly shooting Bradley in Florida in 2013.

Bradley testified last week that he was driving Hernandez's vehicle when the athlete leaned across him and fired five shots into a packed auto, killing de Abreu and Furtado.

He described drinking, partying and doing drugs with Hernandez, but said he did not see any shooting. If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article. Her testimony wrapped up around noon. She also said it was not unusual for him to call at that hour.

Bradley added, "I was trying to figure out how I could testify without getting [Hernandez] criminally [charged]".

Jenkins-Hernandez said Bradley's wasn't a friend of hers, although he had come round to their home and eaten with them, so she didn't believe him being shot in the face was worth asking Hernandez about.

Thompson and Hernandez were teammates at Florida in 2008 and 2009 before Hernandez was drafted by the New England Patriots in 2010. In succeeding months, she said, Bradley visited often and was one of only two people whom the football player was close with. She was originally expected to testify on Wednesday, but that testimony was delayed.

In a plea deal, Bradley, however, gave authorities full access to his phone, including deleted and otherwise privileged communication with his lawyer. He's already serving a life sentence in prison without parole for the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd. Hernandez is now serving a life sentence for his conviction in that case.



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