Jury selection is underway in in ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez's second murder trial.
Prosecutors allege Hernandez shot and killed Safiro Furtado and Daniel de Abreu on July 16, 2012, over a fight that started when one of the men spilled a drink on Hernandez inside the nightclub.
Hernandez, 27, who played football for the University of Florida before being drafted by the New England Patriots in 2010 to play tight end, is now serving a life sentence for the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd, a semi-professional football player who was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancée. Prosecutors say Hernandez followed the men and fired five shots into their auto after de Abreu accidentally bumped into Hernandez at the club and spilled some of his drink. Bradley, a former friend of Hernandez, was with him in his auto the night he allegedly shot de Abreu and Furtado.
Locke said the trial, tentatively scheduled for March 1, could last up to six weeks.
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Hernandez was charged with the murders in 2014 and pleaded not guilty to both counts.
According to the wire, prosecutors intend to call forth as witness Alexander Bradley, a former friend of Hernandez who was present the night of Abreu and Furtado's killings. The judge gave lawyers for Hernandez the extra time to prepare.
Hernandez is already facing life behind bars for the 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd. Clearly, Hernandez didn't want to show his face and the judge even asked about his hand tattoo, as the tattoo was also a subject that is expected to come up during the trial of the heavily inked Hernandez. Prosecutors claim that Hernandez fired five shots into the two men's vehicle as they sat at a red light.