FALL RIVER, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com/AP) - Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is due back in a Massachusetts court for the first time since being arraigned on a murder charge.
A pre-trial hearing is scheduled for Wednesday afternoon in Fall River Superior Court.
Hernandez was indicted in August in the killing of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd, a semi-professional football player from Boston who was dating the sister of Hernandez's girlfriend.
He pleaded not guilty to murder and five weapons-related charges last month. His attorneys agreed then that he continue to be held without bail but reserved the right to seek it later. The defense says the state will not be able to prove its case during a jury trial.
Four others, including Hernandez's girlfriend and cousin, are facing charges in the case.
FOX 25 has learned the man prosecutors call Hernandez's former right hand man appeared before a Suffolk County Grand Jury probing a 2012 double murder in Boston Tuesday.
The Hartford Courant is reporting that investigators have determined Bradley, a convicted drug dealer, was with the former Patriot the night two men were gunned down in Boston. Hernandez is being investigated in the deaths.
Bradley spent the past month eluding authorities who sought him as a witness in the Boston probe. He was captured last week and ordered to appear before the grand jury.