Aaron Hernandez indicted for 2012 double murder in Boston
Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was indicted on two counts of first degree murder on Wednesday stemming from a shooting that took place in Boston’s South End back in July 2012. The news was first reported by FOX 25’s Ted Daniel.
Hernandez has already been sued by the families of the two men, Daniel Abreu and Safiro Furtado, who were shot and killed while stopped at a traffic light. Witnesses claimed the shots were fired from a silver SUV with Rhode Island license plates. In the days following the murder of Odin Lloyd, a silver SUV with Rhode Island plates was seized from Hernandez’s uncle’s house in his hometown of Bristol, Conn.
Police began investigating Hernandez’s possible involvement in the 2012 double murder within days after Lloyd was killed. Prosecutors have been making a case for several months, and a grand jury has come to the conclusion that there is enough evidence against Hernandez for an indictment.
In addition to the silver SUV, the gun that was allegedly used in the 2012 double murder was found in the car of a woman from Bristol after she was involved in a car crash last June. Surveillance footage from the night of the shooting also reportedly shows Hernandez with the victims hours before they were killed.
Hernandez has now been charged with the murder of Lloyd, indicted on two counts of first degree murder, and indicted on charges stemming from a jailhouse fight. It would be a shock if he does not remain locked up for a long time.