Ex-New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez just took the witness stand for the first time in his high profile murder case … and told the court he”s not mentally ill.
During the hearing, the judge peppered Hernandez with a barrage of questions about his overall health and mental state. Hernandez — who was pretty composed on the stand — insisted he”s A-OK.
Hernandez has pled not guilty to the murder of 27-year Odin Lloyd.
If convicted … Hernandez faces life in prison. When asked if he understood the gravity of the situation, Hernandez told the judge he got it.