This will likely shock you, but it’s becoming more and more apparent that Aaron Hernandez is not a great guy.
In a potentially devastating development for his defense yesterday, prosecutors moved to admit details of a 2013 incident in which Hernandez allegedly shot his friend in the face after a disagreement.
And those details are quite unsettling.
Hernandez is on trial in the June 2013 slaying of Odin L. Lloyd, 27, of Dorchester, whose bullet-riddled body was found in an industrial park near Hernandez’s home in North Attleborough. He has pleaded not guilty. Before the murder trial began, Bristol Superior Court Judge E. Susan Garsh ruled that prosecutors could not tell the jury about the Feb. 2013 shooting of Alexander Bradley, allegedly by Hernandez.
Bradley, who is currently jailed in Connecticut on unrelated gun charges, has accused Hernandez in a lawsuit of shooting him in the face in Florida.
In a motion filed Monday, prosecutor William McCauley said the shooting is now relevant, because Hernandez’s lawyers have argued that he would never shoot Lloyd, because they were close friends.
“The defendant is by no means someone who would necessarily refrain from resorting to extreme violence, including homicidal violence, merely because the victim was a friend,” McCauley wrote.
At this point it seems like being Hernandez’s enemy was way safer than being in his inner circle.
Also, there are a millions of frivolous lawsuits out there. But getting shot in between the eyes and left for dead seems like a must-sue situation.
I’d love, however, to never find out.
[H/T: Boston Globe]