A jury has been seated for the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez.

Bristol County Superior Court Judge Susan Garsh on Monday seated a jury of 13 women and five men after more than two weeks of jury selection.

Six of the 18 jurors will be randomly selected as alternates just before deliberations start.

Hernandez is charged with killing Odin Lloyd of Boston in June 2013. Lloyd was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancee.

He has pleaded not guilty.

The judge says because of the blizzard approaching the region, opening statements are scheduled for Thursday, though they could be postponed further because of the weather.

On Monday afternoon, Garsh continued to screen additional potential jurors in case one of the 18 seated is unable to serve.