Homicide

Text messages show Aaron Hernandez tried to set up meeting with victim hours before slaying

  • Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez looks at the prosecutor during his murder trial at Bristol County Superior Court Tuesday, March 3, 2015, in Fall River, Mass.  Hernandez is accused of the June 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd. (AP Photo/Dominick Reuter)

    Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez looks at the prosecutor during his murder trial at Bristol County Superior Court Tuesday, March 3, 2015, in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez is accused of the June 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd. (AP Photo/Dominick Reuter)  (The Associated Press)

  • Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez looks at the prosecutor during his murder trial at Bristol County Superior Court Tuesday, March 3, 2015, in Fall River, Mass.  Hernandez is accused of the June 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd. (AP Photo/Dominick Reuter)

    Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez looks at the prosecutor during his murder trial at Bristol County Superior Court Tuesday, March 3, 2015, in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez is accused of the June 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd. (AP Photo/Dominick Reuter)  (The Associated Press)

  • Judge E. Susan Garsh presides during the murder trial for former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez at Bristol County Superior Court Tuesday, March 3, 2015, in Fall River, Mass.  Hernandez is accused of the June 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd. (AP Photo/Dominick Reuter)

    Judge E. Susan Garsh presides during the murder trial for former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez at Bristol County Superior Court Tuesday, March 3, 2015, in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez is accused of the June 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd. (AP Photo/Dominick Reuter)  (The Associated Press)

Text messages presented in the murder trial of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez show he tried to set up a meeting with the victim hours before the slaying.

T-Mobile phone company employee Raymond MacDonald testified Tuesday about their cellphone records.

Hernandez is charged in the June 17, 2013, killing of Odin Lloyd, who was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancee.

MacDonald testified that the series of texts between Hernandez and Lloyd happened on June 16.

Hernandez whispered to one of his attorneys while the prosecution showed the jury the cellphone records.

Prosecutors say Hernandez and two friends picked Lloyd up at his home in Boston, drove him to an industrial park near Hernandez's North Attleborough home and shot him.