Aaron Hernandez and a group of friends ran up a $243 bar tab and smoked marijuana in the hours before the boyfriend of his fiance's sister was shot to death, according to testimony at the ex-New England Patriot's murder trial on Thursday.
Just over an hour before the killing of Odin Lloyd on June 17, 2013, video surveillance shows Hernandez staggering around a gas station and dancing near the gas pumps.
The video also shows a co-defendant, Carlos Ortiz, wearing a white towel around his shoulders. A white towel was found near Lloyd's body later that morning in an industrial park not far from Hernandez's home.
Hernandez does a return dance at 1:48 of the surveillance video below:
Prosecutors haven't said who shot Lloyd but claim Hernandez orchestrated the killing.
Ortiz and another co-defendant, Ernest Wallace, have pleaded not guilty and will be tried separately.
Thursday's testimony began with an account from Kelly Rose Belanger, who was bar manager at South Street Cafe in Providence, Rhode Island, on June 16, 2013, which was Father's Day.
Another woman, Vanessa Sanchez, testified on Wednesday that she was among the six people in the group, which included Shayanna Jenkins, Hernandez's fiancee and the mother of his child.
Prosecutors displayed a bar receipt from that night that showed the tab included 30 alcoholic drinks: 11 Hennessy cognacs, 10 Sex on the Beach mixed vodka drinks, seven Bud Lights and two Grey Goose vodkas.
Full receipt includes 11 Hennessys, 2 grey goose (geese?), 7 bud lights, 10 sex on beach pic.twitter.com/uepLY6aa2y
— Jenny Wilson (@jennydwilson) February 26, 2015
During the evening, Belanger said, Hernandez left the bar several times with one of the men he was with. She could smell marijuana and looked outside and saw Hernandez and the other man smoking it. She asked them to stop, and they did, she said.
Hernandez paid the $243 tab at 12:19 a.m. on June 17, leaving a $30 tip, Belanger said.
Less than two hours later, at 2:08 a.m., Hernandez and Ortiz were captured on video at a gas station south of Boston where Hernandez was filmed filling his Nissan Altima and walking unsteadily into the shop to buy gum and cigars.
Prosecutors said Hernandez left the gas station at 2:12 a.m. and drove to Lloyd's home in the Dorchester section of Boston. Evidence shows Lloyd was shot six times with a .45 by 3:30 a.m. and his bullet-riddled body was found in an industrial park less than a mile from Hernandez's house.
Police found a 45-caliber shell casing in a dumpster at a rental car agency, and witnesses testified it had been removed from a car Hernandez returned. Police have not found the gun used in the slaying.