Jury selection begins in Aaron Hernandez double-murder trial

BOSTON (AP) — Jury selection started Tuesday morning 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 began being assembled, with about 200 candidates arriving at the courthouse.

Jury selection is expected to continue for at least two weeks.

Opening statements are scheduled to start March 1.

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