Jury Selection to Begin in Murder Trial of Ex-NFLer Hernandez [VIDEO]

Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is due in court on Friday for the first of two murder trials he faces this year, this one for the fatal shooting of an acquaintance near his home in southern Massachusetts.
Hernandez, 25, is charged with summoning Odin Lloyd to his home late one night in June 2013 and taking him on a drive to an industrial park in North Attleborough, Massachusetts, where prosecutors contend he shot and killed the semi-professional football player.
The former tight end, who had a $41 million contract at the time he was arrested and dropped by the Patriots, has since been charged with two more homicides, men that prosecutors contend Hernandez shot dead outside a Boston nightclub in 2012 after a dispute over a spilled drink.
Jury selection will begin on Friday in his trial on charges of murdering Lloyd, with Massachusetts Superior Court Associate Justice Susan Garsh summoning more than 1,000 people to the courthouse in Fall River over three days.