While the New England Patriots are in Arizona preparing for Sunday's Super Bowl game against the Seahawks, the murder trial of a member of the last Pats team to make it to the big game is getting underway in Fall River.
Lawyers for the former star tight end Aaron Hernandez say his fame is one of the reasons he's on trial. Prosecutors insist the evidence again Hernandez is overwhelming.
Listen above to a full report on opening statements from WBUR's Fred Bever.
This segment aired on January 30, 2015.