Aaron Hernandez and Star Lawyers to Appear in Court Today

The former Patriots star, convicted of murder already, is accused of killing two other men.

Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez listens during his murder trial, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez is charged with killing semiprofessional football player Odin Lloyd, 27, in June 2013. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, Pool)

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Aaron Hernandez is due in court today related to murder charges he faces for the killings of two men in Boston in 2012. And he’s bringing company.

Heavy-hitting lawyer Jose Baez and others are set to accompany him for his hearing this afternoon at Plymouth Superior Court before judge Jeffrey Locke, as reported in the Boston Globe.

Baez famously defended Casey Anthony, who was acquitted in 2011 after she was accused of killing her daughter, 2-year-old Caylee.

Harvard’s Ronald S. Sullivan, Jr., who is also on the legal team, also worked for the family of Usaama Rahim, who Boston police shot dead last year when he allegedly lunged at them with a knife.

Also on the legal team, according to the Boston Herald, is New York’s Alex Spiro, who is also working to defend the Brooklyn rapper Bobby Shmurda.

Hernandez, once a Patriots’ star tight end, has already been found guilty and sentenced to life in prison for killing friend and ex-amateur football teammate, Odin Lloyd.

The hearing today is related to accusations he killed Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado after leaving the Cure Lounge on Tremont Street on July 16, 2012.