As Aaron Hernandez remains at the Bristol County House of Corrections awaiting trial for the murder of Odin Lloyd, evidence continues to pile up that may result in him being charged for a separate 2012 double murder. According to the Hartford Courant, investigators have seized surveillance footage that shows Hernandez was with the two victims hours before they were killed.
Law enforcement sources reportedly told the Courant that the video, which was taken inside a Boston nightclub, shows Hernandez at the same establishment as 29-year-old Daniel Abreu and 28-year-old Safiro Furtado on July 16, 2012. The two men were killed in a drive-by shooting that night.
Prosecutors have yet to file any formal charges against Hernandez relating to his alleged involvement with the double homicide, but that is looking more likely to happen by the day. Two weeks ago, a report claimed police found the murder weapon used in the 2012 shooting when they searched the car of a young woman who is from Hernandez’s hometown of Bristol, Conn.
At the time of the unsolved shooting in July 2012, police announced they were seeking information about a gray SUV with Rhode Island license plates. Back in June, a silver Toyota 4Runner with Rhode Island plates was towed from Hernandez’s uncle’s home in Bristol.
Given the various reports we have heard about Hernandez’s alleged involvement with the drive-by last summer, it would be a surprise if he is not eventually charged. It’s starting to look like Hernandez’s attorneys will have more than just the Lloyd murder to deal with by the time their client goes to trial.