Aaron Hernandez's former friend, and now the prosecution's key witness, Alexander Bradley testified on Monday that the once New England Patriots star shot and killed two Boston clubgoers.
Bradley provided a detailed account of the July 2012 incident, noting that Hernandez grew vexed after Cape Verdean immigrants Safiro Furtado and Daniel de Abreu splashed a drink on the athlete, prompting him to kill the men in a quick drive-by shooting later that night.
Bradley added that Hernandez, who is serving a life sentence for the murder of Odin Lloyd and is on trial for the murders of Furtado and de Abreu, became paranoid after the alleged double killing, fearing that Bradley would tell authorities. That paranoia prompted him to shoot Bradley between the eyes, leaving him to die, during a trip in Florida seven months later.
But Bradley survived, and instead of giving the name of his friend-turned-attempted murderer up to the police, he stayed silent, vowing for fatal revenge.
Defense attorneys are trying to discredit Bradley's testimony, citing that he was a former drug dealer, a violent criminal and a liar.
Hernandez has pleaded not guilty in the slayings and has appealed his conviction on the 2013 murder of Lloyd.