Homicide

Hernandez lawyers, prosecutors due in court in 2012 double slaying case

Lawyers for ex-New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez plan to discuss evidence-sharing by prosecutors during a hearing in the slaying of two Boston men.

Hernandez is charged with murder in the 2012 fatal shootings of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado after a chance encounter at a Boston nightclub. His lawyers and prosecutors are expected to meet with a judge in Suffolk Superior Court Tuesday to give an update on evidence shared by prosecutors.

Hernandez has waived his right to be present for the last two hearings in the case and isn't expected in court Tuesday.

Prosecutors say Hernandez shot the two men after one of them accidentally spilled a drink on him. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty in those killings and in the 2013 shooting death of semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd.