News

Ex-NFL player Hernandez due in court on ’12 murder charges

Ex-NFL player Hernandez due in court on ’12 murder charges

AARON HERNANDEZ:The star football player has pleaded not guilty to three counts of murder. Photo: Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) — Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is due in court for a hearing in a Boston case accusing him of the 2012 drive-by slayings of two men.

Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to killing Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado after a casual nightclub encounter. He is due in court Tuesday.

Prosecutors say one of the men accidentally bumped Hernandez, spilling his drink. They say Hernandez went to another club, then drove around until he found the men and pulled alongside their car at a red light. Prosecutors say he fatally shot them and wounded a third.

Hernandez’s lawyers say he looks forward to proving his innocence.

He also has pleaded not guilty to killing Odin Lloyd, found shot at an industrial park in North Attleborough in 2013.

Recent Headlines

in National

Army refers Bergdahl case to commander, punishment possible

This undated image provided by the U.S. Army shows Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. U.S. officials say the only American soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan has been freed and is in U.S. custody. The officials say Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's (boh BURG'-dahl) release was part of a negotiation that includes the release of five Afghan detainees held in the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

An investigation into Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's 2009 disappearance from his base in Afghanistan has been completed.

in National

Ex-officer not charged in fatal Milwaukee shooting

milwaukee

A prosecutor says he won't file charges against a white former police officer in the fatal shooting of a black man.

in Sports

Monday’s Sports Minute

lebron

Here is a look at some of today's big sports stories, on Monday, Dec. 22.

in National

Cuba’s famed cigars get a foot in door of U.S. market

cigars

Cuban cigars are considered by many as the best in the world.

in Entertainment, National

Obama: Sony hack not an act of war

interview

President Barack Obama says the massive hacking was not an act of war but instead was cyber-vandalism.