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FILE - In this July 22, 2014, file photo, former New England Patriots' Aaron Hernandez watches during a hearing in Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Mass. The former New England Patriots player is due in court Thursday Aug. 14, 2014 for a pretrial hearing in the 2012 drive-by killings of two men outside a Boston nightclub in 2012. Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley?s office says Thursday afternoon?s hearing is ?purely administrative in nature? as both sides prepare for a May 28, 2015 trial. (AP Photo/CJ Gunther, Pool, File)

BOSTON (AP) — Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is due in court for a pretrial hearing in the 2012 drive-by killings of two men outside a Boston nightclub in 2012.

Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley's office says Thursday afternoon's hearing is "purely administrative in nature" as both sides prepare for a May 28, 2015 trial.

Prosecutors say Hernandez shot Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado after one of them apparently spilled a drink on him in the nightclub. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty.

He also is charged in the murder of Odin Lloyd, a semi-professional football player whose bullet-ridden body was found in an industrial park near Hernandez's North Attleborough home.

Hernandez also pleaded not guilty in Lloyd's murder. His trial in that case is scheduled for October.



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