- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 3, 2015

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) - Just 17 jurors are expected back at the murder trial of former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez.

One juror was removed Tuesday for having previously discussed evidence in the case, expressed her opinion that it would be hard to convict without a murder weapon, and saying she wanted to sit on Hernandez’s jury.

Testimony is expected to resume Wednesday. Twelve jurors will ultimately decide Hernandez’s fate from those that remain once testimony ends.

Hernandez is accused of the June 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd, who was dating his fiancee’s sister. The sister, Shaneah Jenkins, is expected to take the stand for a third day.

Jenkins broke down on the stand Tuesday as she described getting word from a police officer that Lloyd was dead.

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