IMAGES: Players in the Hernandez case – My Fox Boston

Posted: Friday, January 30, 2015

BOSTON ( — As the trial of former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez begins, those watching are taking a closer look at the players involved. Hernandez remains behind bars and accused of killing three people.

Players in the Aaron Hernandez case

Odin Lloyd was semi-pro football player in his late 20s and is the murder victim in this case. He was found dead on June 17, 2013.

Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado were allegedly killed by Hernandez outside a Boston nightclub on July 16, 2012. These murders are unrelated, but it is important to know about this case. A trial judge in the Lloyd case will not allow the 2012 double murder be mentioned.

Shayanna Jenkins is the fiancee of Hernandez and mother of his daughter. She is accused of lying to a grand jury about guns in their home and is being charged with perjury. She has pleaded not guilty. Her sister, Shaneah, was Lloyd’s girlfriend before he was killed.

Ursula Ward is Odin Lloyd’s mother.

Terri Hernandez is Aaron Hernandez’s mother.

D.J. Hernandez is Aaron Hernandez’s brother.

Tanya Cummings-Singleton is Hernandez’s cousin. The SUV allegedly driven by Hernandez and linked to the 2012 Boston double murder was found in her garage by police. She was charged with contempt, twice, after refusing to testify before two grand juries. She pleaded guilty to obstruction.

Carlos Ortiz is an alleged accomplice of Hernandez and was charged with the murder of Lloyd. He pleaded not guilty.

Ernest Wallace is another alleged accomplice of Hernandez charged with murder in the death of Lloyd. He has pleaded not guilty.

Attorneys James Sultan, Michael Fee and Charles Rankin are handling Hernandez’s defense.

Patrick Bromberg, William McCauley and Roger Michel are part of the prosecuting team.

Superior Court Judge Susan Garsh is presiding over the case.

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