Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez and his upcoming double homicide trial turned a new corner this week after an eyewitness account put him at the shooter. Hernandez’s attorneys are looking to block the man from taking the stand during the full trial in February.
Boston Herald reports:
Hernandez’s lead defense attorney, Jose Baez, questioned Raychides Sanches during a motion hearing yesterday in Suffolk Superior Court. Sanches was riding in a car with Safiro Furtado and Daniel de Abreu when they were gunned down after leaving a South End nightclub.
“What did the shooter look like?” Baez asked.
“Looked like him,” Sanches replied, nodding in the direction of the defense table where Hernandez was seated. “Hernandez.”
During more than an hour of dramatic testimony, Sanches told the court he watched his two longtime friends die before his eyes. He said “there was screaming, crying, crazy.”
Asked by Baez if he was splattered with blood, Sanches responded: “Hell yeah, a lot of blood.”
Sanches and another survivor of the onslaught, Aquilino Freire, both described the carnage that is supposedly linked to Hernandez, who is already serving a life sentence after being convicted of murdering Odin Boyd in 2013.
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