Thursday, May 15, 2014

Aaron Hernandez Indicted for Double Murder Charges

Having already been charged with the murder of former semipro football player Odin Lloyd back in June of 2013, former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been indicted on a double murder charge stemming from a 2012 shooting

Hernandez is alleged to have been in a silver SUV that pulled up alongside the vehicle occupied by Abreu and Furtado on July 16, 2012. Five or six shots were allegedly fired into that vehicle, killing Abreu and Furtado, injuring another man and leaving two others unharmed.

It was initially unclear what Hernandez's suspected role in that shooting was, but according to John Breech of, court documents released in January tabbed him as the potential gunman
There is also a possible link between the double murder and the killing of Lloyd. According to the AP report, Sharif Hasheem, who is a security supervisor at a Boston nightclub, alleged that the shootings are related.

Hasheem reportedly told police that "someone accidentally spilled the beans in front of me," regarding the relationship between the two shootings.

Those with possible knowledge of the shootings have largely remained silent. According to Evan Allen of The Boston Globe, one-time Hernandez associate Alexander Bradley—who was seen with Hernandez on the night of the 2012 double homicide—was shot in the leg outside a Hartford, Conn., nightclub in early February 2014. Bradley was subpoenaed to testify in the double murder case in October, and he was arrested when he refused.

Bradley did file a civil lawsuit against Hernandez in November, however, per Wesley Lowery of The Boston Globe. Bradley alleged that Hernandez shot him in the eye in February 2013, but Hernandez declined to respond to the allegations

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