Homicide

A look at key moments for former NFL star Aaron Hernandez

Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez  looks over the jury during closing arguments in his trial in Fall River, Mass., Tuesday, April 7, 2015.  Hernandez is accused of killing Odin Lloyd in June 2013.  (AP Photo/The Boston Globe, John Tlumacki, Pool)

Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez looks over the jury during closing arguments in his trial in Fall River, Mass., Tuesday, April 7, 2015. Hernandez is accused of killing Odin Lloyd in June 2013. (AP Photo/The Boston Globe, John Tlumacki, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

Key dates in the case of Aaron Hernandez:

— June 8, 2010: Hernandez, a standout tight end drafted from the University of Florida, signs a four-year contract with the New England Patriots.

— Jan. 1, 2012: He sets a career best with 138 receiving yards in a win over Buffalo.

— July 16, 2012: Two men, Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado, are shot to death in their car as they wait at a red light in Boston's South End neighborhood.

— Aug. 27, 2012: Hernandez signs a five-year, $40 million contract with the Patriots.

— February 2013: An associate, Alexander Bradley, is shot in the face in Florida. Bradley files a lawsuit alleging that Hernandez shot him after they argued at a strip club.

— June 17, 2013: The body of Odin Lloyd, a semi-professional football player who was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancee, is found about a mile from Hernandez's mansion in North Attleborough, Massachusetts.

— June 26, 2013: Hernandez is arrested on a murder charge in Lloyd's slaying and taken from his home in handcuffs. He later pleads not guilty. The Patriots release him hours after his arrest.

— May 15, 2014: Hernandez is indicted on two counts of first-degree murder and other charges in connection with the shootings of de Abreu and Furtado. His lawyers say he is innocent.

— May 28, 2014: Hernandez pleads not guilty to seven charges in connection with the deaths of de Abreu and Furtado. A prosecutor says Hernandez was angry because de Abreu accidentally bumped into him at a nightclub while dancing, spilling his drink.

— Jan. 9, 2015: Hernandez goes on trial for murder in Lloyd's killing.

— April 7, 2015: Prosecutors and Hernandez's lawyers present their closing statements and the case goes to the jury.