Homicide

Man who sued ex-NFLer Aaron Hernandez over Florida shooting due to take stand in murder trial

  • Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez, left, listens alongside his attorney Charles Rankin during his murder trial, Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez is accused of killing Odin Lloyd in June 2013.  (AP Photo/The Boston Globe, Aram Boghosian, Pool)

    Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez, left, listens alongside his attorney Charles Rankin during his murder trial, Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez is accused of killing Odin Lloyd in June 2013. (AP Photo/The Boston Globe, Aram Boghosian, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

  • Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez, right, smiles at his attorney Charles Rankin during his murder trial, Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez is accused of killing Odin Lloyd in June 2013.  (AP Photo/The Boston Globe, Aram Boghosian, Pool)

    Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez, right, smiles at his attorney Charles Rankin during his murder trial, Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez is accused of killing Odin Lloyd in June 2013. (AP Photo/The Boston Globe, Aram Boghosian, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

  • Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez listens during his murder trial, Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez is accused of killing Odin Lloyd in June 2013.  (AP Photo/The Boston Globe, Aram Boghosian, Pool)

    Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez listens during his murder trial, Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez is accused of killing Odin Lloyd in June 2013. (AP Photo/The Boston Globe, Aram Boghosian, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

The judge in the murder trial of ex-football player Aaron Hernandez has briefly closed the courtroom to privately question a man who sued Hernandez over being shot in the face.

All members of the public had to leave the courtroom for about 15 minutes Wednesday while Alexander Bradley was questioned. The defense tried unsuccessfully to block Bradley's testimony.

The judge previously ruled that prosecutors would not be allowed to ask Bradley about the shooting. It happened a few months before the June 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd.

Hernandez has pleaded not guilty in Lloyd's killing. Lloyd was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancee.

Bradley says he got into an argument with Hernandez after leaving a Florida strip club in February 2013 and was shot between the eyes.