Aaron Hernandez May Be Cleared in Double-Murder Trial Due to Deleted Text

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistMarch 24, 2017

NORTH ATTLEBORO, MA - AUGUST 22: Aaron Hernandez sits in the courtroom of the Attleboro District Court during his hearing on August 22, 2013 in North Attleboro, Massachusetts. Former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez has been indicted on a first-degree murder charge for the death of Odin Lloyd. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
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Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez may be cleared in his double-murder trial because of a deleted text from one of the eyewitnesses.  

Per Chris Spargo of the Daily Mail, Alexander Bradley testified under oath that Hernandez shot him in the face seven months after he witnessed Hernandez murder Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado. However, on Thursday, defense attorney Jose Baez brought forth a since-deleted text sent from Bradley to his lawyer suggesting he didn't know who shot him.   

Hernandez is already serving life in prison without parole for the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd. The 27-year-old was indicted for the double homicide of de Abreu and Furtado in 2014.

The Patriots drafted Hernandez out of the University of Florida in 2010. He played three seasons with the franchise before being released in 2013 following his arrest for Lloyd's murder.