Prosecutors rest in Aaron Hernandez’s double-murder trial

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District attorney investigator Robert Settana explains his interpretations of images from the Cure nightclub, right, made by the club’s security cameras as he testifies for the prosecution during the trial of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez at Suffolk Superior Court Monday, April 3, 2017 in Boston. The prosecution rested after Settana’s testimony. […]

BOSTON (AP) – Prosecutors have wrapped up their case in the double-murder trial of ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez.

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

The former tight end for the New England Patriots is charged with first-degree murder in the shootings of two men in 2012. Prosecutors allege he shot the men after one of them bumped into Hernandez and spilled his drink at a Boston nightclub.

Hernandez’s attorneys have pointed the finger at the state’s star witness, a former Hernandez friend who was with him the night of the shootings. The defense claims Alexander Bradley shot the men in a drug dispute.

Hernandez is also charged with witness intimidation and accused of shooting Bradley to silence him.

The defense began calling witnesses Monday.

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