Prosecution, defense face off on ex-NFLer Hernandez murder charges (Reuters)

(Adds prosecution’s closing statement) BOSTON, April 6 (Reuters) – Prosecutors and attorneys for former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez painted sharply contrasting portraits on Thursday of the 2012 night when two men were shot dead outside a Boston nightclub. The prosecution contended that the former National Football League player gunned down the pair in a fit of rage after one of the men spilled a drink on him, while defense attorney Jose Baez maintained there was no evidence that the celebrity had even seen either of the victims in the club. Baez went on the offensive over prosecution witness Alexander Bradley, who said that he was in the car that Hernandez shot the pair from.