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Lawyer: Bill Belichick was subpoenaed for Aaron Hernandez trial

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FOXBORO, MA - SEPTEMBER 10: Head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots looks on before the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Gillette Stadium on September 10, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

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Previously placed on the witness list for the ongoing double murder trial against former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, Patriots coach Bill Belichick supposedly received a subpoena to testify earlier this week.

Lawyer Jose Baez, who represented Hernandez, told the presiding judge on Wednesday that Belichick was served with a subpoena, but that he was not present to testify, via Christina Hager of WBZ-TV.

Hager’s Twitter timeline contains no other references to the issue. If Belichick had been properly served with a subpoena and had defied it, that would have been a fairly big deal. Judges typically don’t react kindly when people fail to honor formal mandates to appear in court, whether to testify or serve on a jury or face accusations.

Instead, the case moved on without Belichick, Baez rested his case, and closing arguments will occur on Thursday.

Hernandez already is serving a life sentence without parole for killing Odin Lloyd in July 2013. Hernandez currently is accused of killing Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado in July 2012.