Closing arguments given in trial of ex-NFLer Aaron Hernandez

By The Associated Press

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FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) _ A lawyer for former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has acknowledged to jurors that his client witnessed a man being killed, but he described Hernandez as a 23-year-old kid who didn’t know what to do.

He urged them to find him not guilty of murder.

Both sides delivered closing arguments on Tuesday.

Hernandez lawyer James Sultan went first, saying his client didn’t make all the right choices but didn’t orchestrate the June 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd. Sultan pinned it on Hernandez’s co-defendants, Ernest Wallace and Carlos Ortiz.

Both have pleaded not guilty and will be tried later.

Assistant District Attorney William McCauley went next, telling jurors if they look at the evidence, they will find Hernandez guilty.

Jurors are expected to get the case later Tuesday.

(C) The Associated Press 2015