BOSTON (AP) – Jury selection is set to get underway in ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez’s second murder trial.
The former New England Patriots tight end already is serving a life sentence with no possibility of parole for the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd. Lloyd was a semi-professional football player who was dating the sister of Hernandez’s fiancee.
Hernandez is being tried in the slayings of two other men – both of them fatally shot in 2012 after they left a Boston nightclub.
Prosecutors allege that Hernandez was the gunman and went after the pair after one of the men spilled a drink on him at the club.
A jury for the latest trial will begin being assembled on Tuesday. Opening statements are scheduled to start March 1.