Just days after Patriots held their rolling duck boat rally to celebrate a memorable super bowl victory, a different Patriot related story is set to unfold in Suffolk Superior Court. On Monday, jury selection will get underway in the double murder trial of former tight end Aaron Hernandez who is accused of killing two men he allegedly tussled with in a Boston bar back in the summer of 2012.
Hernandez is already serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole for the 2013 murder of his friend, Odin Lloyd . He is currently incarcerated at the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, about 40 miles south of Boston.
Jury selection for this trial should take approximately three days. Two hundred potential jurors are expected be be interviewed each day. The trial itself is scheduled to start March 1.
The Hernandez trial is expected to take about 4-6 weeks. The media has been given a set of rules to follow and interestingly, directions on “tweeting” have become part of the protocol. Reporters will be allowed to tweet if done quietly.