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D-backs notes: Webster optioned, Hernandez near debut

PHOENIX -- Pitcher Allen Webster's first assignment with the Arizona Diamondbacks is over after four starts, even though manager Chip Hale must now fill one more start before Patrick Corbin rejoins the team off his rehab assignment in the minors. The team optioned Webster to Triple-A Reno, then recalled reliever Matt Stites. Stites will bring more depth to the Arizona bullpen. He...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Man Who Sold Guns To Aaron Hernandez Sentenced To Two Years Prison

BOSTON — A man who shipped guns to former New England Patriots player and convicted killer Aaron Hernandez was sentenced Tuesday to two years in federal prison. Oscar Hernandez Jr., no relation to Aaron, had pleaded guilty to charges including gun conspiracy and lying to a grand jury. In a January plea deal, he admitted shipping several guns from Florida...
May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Man who shipped guns to ex-Patriot Aaron Hernandez to be sentenced

  A man who shipped guns to former New England Patriots player and convicted killer Aaron Hernandez is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Boston. Oscar Hernandez, no relation to Aaron, has pleaded guilty to charges including gun conspiracy and lying to a grand jury. Oscar Hernandez shipped several guns from Florida to Aaron Hernandez in Massachusetts two months...
Via AP on Fox
May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Bank Teller: Aaron Hernandez Sent $15K To Man Accused Of Selling Guns

FALL RIVER, Mass. — Testimony in the murder trial of former NFL player Aaron Hernandez focused on guns Monday, with a bank teller saying Hernandez asked her to send $15,000 out of his $1.8 million paycheck from the New England Patriots to a Florida man. Prosecutors say the money was used to buy guns. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to murder and weapons...
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Aaron Hernandez trial: Prosecution turns attention to weapons charges

FALL RIVER, Mass. – Two months before Odin Lloyd’s murder, football star Aaron Hernandez walked into a California bank and deposited three checks for more than $1.8 million – then diverted $15,000 to the bank account of a Florida man, allegedly to buy several guns. The .45-caliber pistol used to kill Lloyd is not one of the guns involved in the transaction, but prosecutors...
Via Fox Sports
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Aaron Hernandez associate pleads guilty to federal charges

BOSTON (AP) An associate of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has pleaded guilty to federal charges of lying to a grand jury, witness tampering, obstruction of justice and gun conspiracy. Oscar Hernandez's plea in U.S. District Court in Boston on Wednesday came as jury selection continued in Bristol County Superior Court, where Aaron Hernandez is charged with murder...
Via AP on Fox
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Hernandez attorneys win some battles, lose others, over evidence in upcoming murder trial

FALL RIVER, Mass. -- Aaron Hernandez’s attorneys on Friday won several battles over testimony in his upcoming murder trial -- blocking prosecutors from introducing other shootings tied to the former football star, a photograph purported to show him with the same kind of gun as that used in the killing, and text messages sent by the victim in the last minutes of his life. Prosecutors...
Via Fox Sports
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

D-backs select catcher Oscar Hernandez in Rule 5 draft

PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks completed the San Diego portion of their winter makeover by selecting catcher Oscar Hernandez with the first pick in the Rule 5 draft Thursday morning.    The potential trade of left-hander Wade Miley to Boston for Rubby De La Rosa and Allen Webster remained on hold, meanwhile, as the D-backs sought to land a final minor-league prospect.   Hernandez...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Aaron Hernandez Associate Arrested, Charged With Lying To Grand Jury

BOSTON — An associate of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been arrested on charges of obstruction of justice, witness tampering and lying to a federal grand jury. Oscar Hernandez Jr. was indicted Wednesday by a grand jury in Boston. Authorities say he is not related to Aaron Hernandez. Aaron Hernandez and two other men are charged in the June 17 shooting...
April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

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