Aaron Hernandez allegedly shot a friend in the face after an argument about an unpaid bar tab at a strip club in February 2013.
Prosecutors in the murder trial of the former New England Patriots star are requesting that the judge permit the jury to know about the alleged incident, which took place five months before the murder of Odin L. Lloyd, for which Hernandez is currently on trial.
Hernandez, who has pleaded not guilty in the Lloyd murder case, allegedly blinded his friend Alexander Bradley in one eye after shooting him in the face and leaving him in an industrial estate.
Bradley has accused Hernandez in a separate lawsuit of shooting him in the face in Florida after an argument broke out between the two following a visit to a Miami strip club.
After the shooting Bradley failed to tell police who did it, but the details have now emerged thanks to this lawsuit.
As reported by The Big Lead, the details of the alleged incident were relayed in court this week…
The shooting was initially deemed not relevant to the Odin Lloyd murder case, but prosecutor William McCauley is now arguing it is pertinent because Hernandez's lawyers have claimed that he would not shoot Lloyd because they were friends.
The prosecution intends to say that the alleged shooting in Miami proves that Hernandez would shoot his friend, and is therefore now relevant to the Lloyd trial.
“The defendant is by no means someone who would necessarily refrain from resorting to extreme violence, including homicidal violence, merely because the victim was a friend,” McCauley wrote.
The Boston Globe reports that it's unclear when Judge Garsh will rule on the request from the prosecution.