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.