He was charged in May with the February assault of a fellow
jail inmate in the Bristol County House of Corrections after the
two got into a verbal alteration.
Hernandez had been a star tight end for the New England Patriots
when he was arrested in June 2013 and charged with the
execution-style murder of semi-professional football player Odin
He is awaiting trial on those charges at Fall River District
Court, where his attorneys on Monday are also expected to argue
on a range of motions, including a request to throw out some of
the evidence gathered in a search of his North Attleborough,
In addition to the charges of killing Lloyd by shooting him in
an industrial park near Hernandez's home, the former player was
charged last month with gunning down two men he encountered at a
Boston nightclub in an apparently unrelated incident in 2012.
Prosecutors charged that Hernandez, who had a contract worth
about $40 million at the time of his arrest, grew so enraged
when a drink was spilled on him that he tracked down and shot
Cape Verdean nationals Daniel Abreu and Safiro Furtado.
Hernandez has denied all three murders. The Patriots cut ties
with Hernandez hours after his arrest on June 26, 2013.
(Reporting by Scott Malone; Editing by Cynthia Osterman)
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