A judge set a May 28, 2015, date for ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez's trial on charges he murdered two men in a drive-by shooting because of a spilled drink at a Boston nightclub two years ago. The case is likely to be delayed, however, because Hernandez is facing a separate murder trial in October for the slaying of pal Odin Lloyd in June 2013.
Prosecutors and defense lawyers sparred over whether there should be a gag order in the drive-by case, with no immediate ruling from the judge. The former New England Patriot appeared relaxed during the hearing, sticking out his tattooed hands so court officers could remove his handcuffs. He was briefly hospitalized over the weekend for an undisclosed problem, but there was no sign of visible injury.