By Daniel Lovering

Jury deliberates in ex-NFL star's murder trial

By Daniel Lovering FALL RIVER, Mass. (Reuters) - Jurors in former NFL star Aaron Hernandez's murder trial completed their first full day of deliberations at a Massachusetts court on Wednesday without reaching a verdict, a day after the defense argued that Hernandez...

Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 8:08 PM

Trial of ex-NFL star Hernandez interrupted by bomb threat

By Daniel Lovering FALL RIVER, Mass. (Reuters) - A bomb scare interrupted the murder trial of ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez on Thursday, forcing dozens of people including the judge, attorneys, reporters and Hernandez himself out of the courthouse for...

Thursday, March 26, 2015, 10:07 PM

Ex-NFL star sent money to man who sold guns, witness testifies

By Daniel Lovering FALL RIVER, Mass. (Reuters) - Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez transferred $15,000 to a Florida man who prosecutors say sold him guns two months before he allegedly fatally shot an acquaintance, a former bank teller testified on Monday...

Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 2:19 AM

Ex-NFL star Hernandez "on edge" at nightclub before murder: witness

By Daniel Lovering FALL RIVER, Mass. (Reuters) - Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez was "on edge" and aggressive at a Boston nightclub two nights before prosecutors say he killed another football player, a witness told jurors at his murder trial on Thursday....

Thursday, March 19, 2015, 2:53 PM

Ex-NFL star was angry at victim two days before killing: witness

By Daniel Lovering FALL RIVER, Mass. (Reuters) - Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez appeared upset with a man he is accused of murdering two days before the killing, an associate of the victim said on Tuesday. Kwami Nicholas testified...

Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 10:57 PM

Video shows ex-NFL star with type of gun used in slaying: expert

By Daniel Lovering FALL RIVER, Mass. (Reuters) - Surveillance video from former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez's home shows him holding what appears to be the same type of pistol prosecutors say he used to kill an associate, a handgun company official testified on...

Thursday, March 12, 2015, 12:29 AM

Babysitter says ex-NFL star came on to her day before murder

FALL RIVER, Mass. (Reuters) - Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez made sexual advances toward his babysitter after driving her and the man he allegedly killed the following day to an apartment in Franklin, Massachusetts, the babysitter testified on Monday.Jennifer Fortier, 28, said she and a friend got...

Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 1:30 PM

Babysitter says ex-NFL star came on to her day before murder

(Story refiled to correct dates in the first and second paragraphs) By Daniel Lovering FALL RIVER, Mass. (Reuters) - Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez made sexual advances toward his babysitter after driving her and the man he allegedly killed...

Monday, March 9, 2015, 11:12 PM

Ex-NFL star Hernandez sent urgent text on night of murder

By Daniel Lovering FALL RIVER, Mass. (Reuters) - Former National Football League star Aaron Hernandez texted a friend to "hurry" in the hours before prosecutors say the pair and another man murdered an associate in an industrial park in 2013, according to testimony on Friday...

Saturday, February 28, 2015, 12:26 AM

Shells near ex-NFL star's alleged victim, in car, from same gun: witness

By Daniel Lovering FALL RIVER, Mass. (Reuters) - Empty shell casings found near the body of a man Aaron Hernandez is accused of fatally shooting and one removed from a rental car the former NFL star returned were fired from the same weapon, a police officer...

Thursday, February 26, 2015, 12:35 AM

Ex-NFL star's fiancée looked nervous day after alleged killing: witness

By Daniel Lovering FALL RIVER, Mass. (Reuters) - Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez's fiancée was visibly nervous the day after an associate of the ex-NFL star was killed, a woman who cleaned Hernandez's Massachusetts home testified at his murder trial on...

Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 10:42 PM

Housekeepers testify they found guns at ex-NFL star Hernandez's home

By Daniel Lovering FALL RIVER, Mass. (Reuters) - Housekeepers for former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez testified on Monday that they found several guns around his home in the weeks before the alleged murder of a man Hernandez is charged with killing...

Monday, February 23, 2015, 10:53 PM

Ex-NFL star bought gas, gum shortly before alleged murder: witness

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Friday, February 20, 2015, 10:35 PM

Ex-NFL star Hernandez dismantled phone in police lot: witness

By Daniel Lovering FALL RIVER, Mass. (Reuters) - Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez dismantled his cellphone and used another one to make calls inside a car outside a police station the day after the bullet-riddled body of an associate was found, according to...

Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 11:09 PM

Police say found bullets, gun near ex-NFL star's alleged victim

By Daniel Lovering FALL RIVER, Mass. (Reuters) - Massachusetts State Police troopers found two bullets and a .22-caliber handgun near the body of a man prosecutors say former National Football League star Aaron Hernandez killed in June 2013, the officers...

Friday, February 13, 2015, 1:42 PM

Massachusetts trooper describes finding ex-NFL star's alleged victim

By Daniel Lovering FALL RIVER, Mass. (Reuters) - A Massachusetts State Police trooper on Wednesday described footprints and tire treads found on the ground near the body of a man former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez is charged with murdering in 2013...

Thursday, February 12, 2015, 12:28 AM

Body of ex-NFL star Hernandez's alleged victim had wallet, keys: witness

By Daniel Lovering FALL RIVER, Mass. (Reuters) - The man who Aaron Hernandez is charged with murdering had a wallet, cash and two sets of keys in his pockets when his body was found near the Massachusetts home of the former New England Patriots star, a police officer...

Friday, February 6, 2015, 1:06 AM

Judge ousts juror in ex-NFL star Hernandez's murder trial

By Daniel Lovering FALL RIVER, Mass. (Reuters) - Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez consoled the girlfriend of his alleged victim at the Massachusetts home where he lived with her sister, telling her he had "been through this death thing before,"...

Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 12:11 AM

Ex-NFL star Hernandez, alleged victim had nascent friendship: witness

By Daniel Lovering FALL RIVER, Mass. (Reuters) - A semiprofessional football player found dead in an industrial park near former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez's home in 2013 was in the "early stages of friendship" with the rising NFL star, the dead man's...

Friday, January 30, 2015, 10:45 PM

Tattooed jurors? Detailed queries in ex-NFLer's murder trial

By Daniel Lovering FALL RIVER, Mass. (Reuters) - Potential jurors in former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez's murder trial were asked whether they had tattoos or were fans of the team as the initial phase of jury selection wrapped up on Tuesday. More...

Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 5:33 PM