DATELINE: Day Three: Bradley Versus Baez @ Hernandez Trial
We expected Jose Baez to throw everything at Alexander Bradley to see what sticks. We were not too far off the mark, unlike Hernandez who laughed that he shot one victim in the head and one in the chest.
Jose Baez tried to work his own brand of chicanery by punctuating his cross examination of Alexander Bradley by telling him he “wanted to kill Aaron.” To which Bradley gladly answered, “Yes, I did.”
The caveat thrown by Baez: “Because you are a killer.” This caused a flurry of arguments and objections. The judge ruled the comment was inadmissible, but the damage was done.
Baez wants the jury to believe the shooter was the toady-best boyfriend of Hernandez, Bradley himself. It is quite a jump to be the provider of favors like marijuana—and become the personal hit man of the NFL star.
Yet, Baez has made the theory credible to those with weak minds. He hopes a few of them are on the jury.
The great shark of Miami wants you to believe Bradley is a perjurer who has lied to hurt Hernandez because the former Patriot refused to pay hush money. For his part Bradley proudly announced he was a man of principle: he would not snitch—even on the man who blew out his eyeball.
Baez accused Bradley of making up the story of a spilled drink by the unapologetic Daniel de Abreu as the motive for killing him.
Baez also believes the athletic Hernandez was incapable of contorting himself in the lap of Bradley to fire out the driver’s side window to shoot the two men. We suspect Hernandez has contorted himself many times in his gymnastic life.
Bradley is no saint and has shot up a nightclub in Connecticut. If anything, the defense seems to be proving that if you run with dogs you will pick up fleas.