FALL RIVER, Mass. – Down the hall, seven women and five men were deciding his fate. Whether Aaron Hernandez was capable of comprehending that, or cared enough to bother, the odds are it probably wasn't going too well down there.
Not that he seemed too concerned either way.
Late Tuesday afternoon, with Hernandez's murder case off to jury, the former NFL star spent about an hour and a half leaning back in his swivel chair at a defense table here in this fifth-floor courtroom, spinning around to chat with his fiancée and an aunt and uncle in the front row. He got to hang out until court was officially adjourned for the day, in other words until the jury called it quits at about 4:30 p.m. ET
So hang out he did.
He smiled. He laughed. He quietly swapped stories.
He looked at ease, comfortable and carefree, not like someone who any minute could get word that a jury had deemed him a cold-blooded murderer, sending him to prison for the rest of his life. Even if the 25-year-old former footballRead More »from Aaron Hernandez yuks it up as jury deliberates on his fate down the hall