Aaron Hernandez Indicted for 2012 Double Murder

Former New England Patriots tight end linked to deaths of two men in Boston.

Posted: 05/15/2014 11:27 AM EDT
Aaron Hernandez Indicted for 2012 Double Murder

Trouble keeps mounting for Aaron Hernandez.

The former New England Patriots tight end has been indicted by a grand jury on charges related to his role in the July 2012 double murder of two men—Daniel Abreu and Safiro Furtado—who were murdered at a traffic light in Boston on July 16, 2012, according to the Boston Globe.

At a Thursday press conference, Massachussets' Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said that after Hernandez had a "chance encounter" with Abreu and Furtado at a Boston nightclub, Hernandez trailed the men in his car until allegedly pulling up and firing a .38 caliber Smith & Wesson pistol "multiple times" into the vehicle. The shots killed both men, and injured a third man. Conley added that investigators were able to recover the murder weapon and car Hernandez was driving. 

"For us, this case was not about Aaron Hernandez," Conley told the media Thursday, including The Boston Globe. "This case was about two victims, who were stalked, ambushed, and senselessly murdered on the streets of the city they called home."

This indictment comes after Hernandez has already been accused of the June 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd.

David Frank, a part of Hernandez’s defense team, says the embattled former football player will plead “not guilty.”

“Hernandez will appear in Suffolk Superior Court in the next few days to enter a not guilty plea on the new murder indictment,” Frank tweeted Thursday morning.

Hernandez has been in jail since late June 2013, having been denied bail.

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