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Jury selection begins in Hernandez murder trial

Posted at 5:38 AM, Feb 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-14 05:38:33-05

BOSTON (AP) - Jury selection is set to get underway 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 will begin being assembled on Tuesday. Opening statements are scheduled to start March 1.