FALL RIVER, Mass. — Jurors in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez have been shown a video of the victim climbing into a car outside his house shortly before he was killed.
Hernandez is accused in the June 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd, who was dating his fiancee's sister.
Lloyd's neighbor in the Dorchester section of Boston testified Friday about video captured by surveillance cameras on his property. Prosecutors then played three videos.
In them, Lloyd is seen around 2:30 a.m. walking up and down the sidewalk outside his home. At 2:32 a.m. a car pulls up, which prosecutors identified as a silver Nissan Altima rented in Hernandez's name. Lloyd enters the rear passenger side, and the car drives away.
Prosecutors have said Hernandez was driving. Lloyd's body was found later that day in an industrial park not far from Hernandez's home.
Before the picking up Lloyd at his house, a gas station attendant testified that Hernandez showed up in the Altima at about 2:09 a.m. to pump gas. Hernandez and a guy with him then came into the store to buy blue chewing gum and a cigar.
A cigar filled with marijuana, known as a blunt, was found near Lloyd's body. A piece of chewed blue gum was found in the rented Altima after Hernandez returned it, an Enterprise branch manager testified on Wednesday. She said she also found a .45 caliber shell casing in the car.
Later during Friday's proceedings things got heated as the prosecution pushed Judge Susan Garsh to allow them to question Lloyd's sister about four text messages she said she received from her brother shortly before he was killed.
"There will be no question of this witness at all with respect to sending or receiving text messages," Judge Garsh said. "I have made a ruling!"