FALL RIVER, MA - It’s not something you see every day. A billionaire NFL team owner testifying in a highly publicized murder trial. Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots, was the prosecution's latest witness in the Aaron Hernandez murder trial.
Kraft was there to recall a conversation he had with his once successful tight end about the murder of Odin Lloyd. Lloyd was found shot to death close to Hernandez’s home back in June of 2013.
Kraft said his first instinct was to help Hernandez if he could, but that he told him he was not involved and was innocent. Kraft said the conversation at Gillette stadium lasted about five to ten minutes, and he only saw Hernandez one more time before he was arrested and charged with murder.
From the beginning, this saga has been filled with soap opera worth moments. A video tape that appeared to show Hernandez holding a gun, the fact that the victim was the boyfriend of Hernandez’s soon to be sister-in-law, and now the owner of the current Super Bowl champs being asked to state his name for the jury.
The case has been going on for about two months and we’re sure a few more gasp-worthy moments will play out in court before it’s all over.