Closing arguments set in ex-NFL star's double murder trial

The Boston Globe reported on Tuesday that the lawyers for Aaron Hernandez are expected to rest their case on Wednesday afternoon, and that only leaves closing arguments before the jury comes to a verdict.

Making things even more hard is another familiar face from the Odin Lloyd trial - Hernandez's fiancé Shayanna Jenkins, who apparently is now going by Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez.

During closing arguments Thursday, attorney Jose Baez told jurors that prosecutors made a "deal with the devil" when they agreed to give immunity to Hernandez's former friend, Alexander Bradley.

Dr. Jamie Downs, the defense's expert, said he took issue with the autopsy reports done by the state's medical examiner, who testified last week.

His testimony suggested that victim Safiro Furtado's arm was extended outward leaving one to believe he could have been holding a gun.

The defense has rested its case in the double-murder trial of former National Football League star Aaron Hernandez. Hernandez is also charged with witness intimidation and accused of shooting Bradley later to silence him as a witness. Actually, it's been nearly exactly four years since police put Hernandez under arrest after he was suspected of killing Odin Lloyd just a half-mile from Aaron's house, and since then, he's been convicted of first-degree murder for killing Lloyd execution-style and got Massachusetts' mandatory life without parole sentence. He said Hernandez didn't seem angry when he later saw him outside.

Prosecutor Patrick Haggan told jurors Hernandez killed Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado after de Abreu bumped into him at a Boston nightclub and spilled his drink on him.

Salvador said he later saw Hernandez outside the club, about 20 minutes before the shootings.

A friend who was with Hernandez that night testified that Hernandez opened fire on the auto about two hours after de Abreu bumped into Hernandez at the club and spilled his drink.

The prosecution formally rested its case Monday after more than a month of testimony.

Bradley testified that Hernandez took out a gun and opened fire on the men's vehicle at a stoplight two hours after the nightclub encounter. Hernandez is standing trial for the July 2012 k.



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