Aaron Hernandez Indicted For 2012 Double Homicide
Aaron Hernandez, the former New England Patriots tight-end awaiting trial for the murder of Odin Lloyd, has been indicted on two more murder charges stemming from an unsolved 2012 double homicide.
Aaron Hernandez Indicted On New Murder Charges
Hernandez, 24, is alleged to be responsible for the deaths of Daniel Abreu and Safiro Furtado, who were shot dead in a vehicle upon leaving a Boston nightclub, reported CNN. Suffolk Country District Attorney Daniel Conley said that it’s believed that Hernandez pulled up alongside the car in which the slain were traveling and fired.
In addition to a pair of first-degree murder charges, Hernandez has been charged with three counts of armed assault with intent to murder and one count of assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon because of the three other people who were in the victim’s car.
2012 Double Homicide
It was first revealed that Hernandez was being investigated for the double homicide in June 2013. At the time, investigators reportedly believed that Hernandez had gotten into an altercation with Abreu and Furtado inside South End Boston nightclub Cure earlier in the night. They had also found the silver SUV from where the shots allegedly came from, and had it impounded while determining whether or not Hernandez had rented the vehicle.
By January 2014, the investigation documents were unsealed in court, revealing that Hernandez was the suspected gunman in the slaying. A warrant was issued for the Toyota4Runner that was linked to the crime scene. Hernandez’s friend, Alexander Bradley, was also tied to the case in the documents, as security footage revealed he’d been at Cure with Hernandez the night of the shooting.
Odin Lloyd Murder
Hernandez’s legal troubles began in June 2013 when Hernandez was indicted on a first-degree murder charge for the death of semipro football player Odin Lloyd in an industrial park in North Attleboro, Mass. First Assistant District Attorney Bill McCauley claimed at the time that Hernandez "drove the victim to the remote spot, and then he orchestrated his execution,” adding, “He orchestrated the crime from the beginning. He took steps to conceal and destroy evidence, and he took steps to prevent the police from speaking to … an important witness."
Hernandez pleaded not guilty to Lloyd’s murder. He’s currently being held without bail. He’ll be arraigned on first-degree murder charges for Abreu and Furtado’s deaths next week.
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