Hernandez's former drug dealer takes the stand today.
Aaron Hernandez is currently on trial for the 2012 double-murder of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado, and today a key witness, Alexander Bradley, is on the stand to testify. You can find the live stream at the bottom of this post.
Bradley was Hernandez's best friend and drug dealer, and was at Cure Lounge on July 26th, 2012 when Abreu spilled some of his drink on the former Patriots tight end, which ultimately led to the double-murder.
According to Bradley's testimony in court, per the Boston Herald,
"Mr. Hernandez got mad. He turned toward the individual. He was upset about it. He turned in a manner that he was going to make a confrontation out of the matter."
Bradley says Hernandez was always on alert when he was out in Boston, paranoid that people were staring at him or playing him. He told the jurors,
"He didn't really like people staring at him." "He had a problem with most things other people didn't have a problem with."
Following the murder, Bradley said Hernandez was extremely paranoid of everything and everyone. Hernandez eventually pulled a gun on Bradley while he was in the back of a Range Rover.
Bradley fell asleep in back of Range Rover en route to hotel in West Palm and awoke to #AaronHernandez "pointing a gun in my face."— Laurel J. Sweet (@Laurel_Sweet) March 20, 2017
Bradley threw up his right hand. The bullet took off part of a finger, "went through my head and blew my (right) eye out."#AaronHernandez— Laurel J. Sweet (@Laurel_Sweet) March 20, 2017
Bradley on why he didn't cooperate with police: "That's not the route I wanted to take. I wanted Mr. Hernandez's life."#AaronHernandez— Laurel J. Sweet (@Laurel_Sweet) March 20, 2017
As we prepare to break for lunch, Bradley stares at #AaronHernandez from witness box and shakes his head. Hernandez looks away.— Laurel J. Sweet (@Laurel_Sweet) March 20, 2017
Watch the live stream below.