Trial of ex-Patriot Aaron Hernandez delayed by weather

FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2014 file photo, former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, left, attends a pretrial hearing in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez is accused of murdering semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd. (AP Photo/Brian Snyder, Pool, File)

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The murder trial of ex-New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez is being delayed by a snowstorm expected Monday.

A state courts spokeswoman said Sunday the trial is expected to resume Tuesday.

Hernandez is charged in the June 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd, who was dating his fiancee’s sister. Lloyd’s girlfriend testified Friday that Lloyd and Hernandez were cordial but not close, and had the beginnings of a friendship. She’s expected to return to the stand when testimony continues.

Hernandez’s lawyer has said the men were friends and Hernandez had no reason to kill Lloyd.

Jail officials say Hernandez is held in isolation and won’t be watching the Patriots play Seattle in the Super Bowl Sunday night. He scored a touchdown in the Patriots’ last Super Bowl appearance in 2012.

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