Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez is expected to appear in court with new lawyers to defend him in the 2012 slayings of two men outside a Boston nightclub.
The former tight end is already serving a life sentence in the 2013 killing of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd.
Hernandez is accused of gunning down Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado after one of the men accidentally spilled a drink on him. He has pleaded not guilty.
Florida attorney Jose Baez — who successfully defended Casey Anthony in her 2011 trial in the death of her daughter — and Harvard Law School professor Ronald Sullivan are now representing Hernandez.
Hernandez was indicted in Suffolk County, but the hearing is being held in Plymouth County, where Judge Jeffrey Locke is currently assigned.
The Associated Press contributed to this article.
Arthur Hartsock says
This man is already serving a life sentence. Why waste more taxpayers money with this trial? There is no statute of limitations in a capital case, so this case can be revived at any time. Save the money, and the Courts’ time.
Don Holland says
Maybe they can get a death penalty verdict and not have to house and feed this cretin for life.
The death penalty would probably cost us more since he gets automatic appeals know let this shit bag rot in prison and hopefully someone will do the job for us
bobby giddens says
His sleazy lawyer should be given the death penalty for knowing Casey Anthony killed her daughter and still got her off.