Posted January 08, 2014

Search warrant reportedly links Aaron Hernandez to 2012 double murder

AFC East, New England Patriots
Aaron Hernandez (top) is currently awaiting trial on first-degree murder in the death of Odin Lloyd.

Aaron Hernandez (top) is currently awaiting trial on first-degree murder in the death of Odin Lloyd. (Josh Reynolds/AP)

Already awaiting trial on a first-degree murder charge, former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez also has been named by authorities as a suspect in a 2012 alleged double murder. According to The Hartford Courant, a search warrant filed in relation to that case “indicates police suspect Hernandez was in an SUV that circled a block waiting for the victims to enter their own vehicle before the 2 a.m. drive-by shooting.”

Five or six shots were later fired from that SUV into another vehicle, killing Daniel Abreu and Safiro Furtado and injuring a third victim, per the Courant. The incident occurred on July 16, 2012, approximately 11 months before the death of Odin Lloyd, for which Hernandez has been accused.

More details on Hernandez’s potential role in the deaths of Abreu and Furtado, from the Courant:

Earlier in the night, surveillance footage showed Hernandez and Alexander Bradley — who filed a civil lawsuit accusing Hernandez of shooting him in the eye in February — at the same Boston nightclub.

Hernandez became a suspect in the Boston slayings after being charged with murder in the June 17 death of Odin Lloyd near Hernandez’s home in North Attleborough, Mass. The warrant indicates that authorities received an anonymous tip that, combined with their own memory of surveillance footage from the night of the shooting, led them to investigate the former tight end.

Hernandez was arrested in connection with Lloyd’s death in late June. The Patriots released him almost immediately after he was taken into custody, explaining, “At this time, we believe this transaction is simply the right thing to do.”

The police have in their possession the murder weapon used in the 2012 shootings, according to the Courant, and they impounded the SUV believed to be used for the drive-by attack from the household of one of Hernandez’s relatives.

Hernandez was seen entering and then later leaving a club with Bradley in the hours prior to the murder. The two then drove away, with Hernandez behind the wheel. Later, the Courant reported, “a car resembling the Toyota was back in the area” as Abreu and Furtado left the same club at which Hernandez had been seen earlier.

A trial date for the murder case against Hernandez has not yet been set.

28 comments
mcsdiscount
mcsdiscount

Let us all remember that Aaron is innocent until the court can prove beyond the shadow of a doubt that he is guilty of these charges. A Charge simply states that the " Prosecuting Attorneys believe that they have reasonable evidence that may result in the punishment, imprisonment or death of the accused ".


However, such a belief or assumption is NEVER factual until the evidence validates the charge(s). As such, let us pray for Aaron, his family, and the families of the victims, that God will reveal the truth, and may justice be exercised justly.  ------ Never count the chickens, before the eggs are hatched  ----- 

mcsdiscount
mcsdiscount

Let us all remember that Aaron is innocent until the court can prove beyond the shadow of a doubt that he is guilty of these charges. A Charge simply states that the " Prosecuting Attorneys believes that they have reasonable evidence that may result in the punishment, imprisonment or death of the accused ".


However, such a belief or assumption is NEVER factual until the evidence validates the charge(s). As such, let us pray for Aaron, his family, and the families of the victims, that God will reveal the truth, and may justice be exercised justly.  ------ Never count the chickens, before the eggs are hatched  ----- 

Lohikaarme
Lohikaarme

As much evidence as the murder case against Ray Lewis. Expect Aaron to join Ray on ESPN/

DustinRevel
DustinRevel

crazy when you look in his eyes you don't see this... but there is too much evidence.  rot in hell Aaron.  you are truly scum

JamesBrown3
JamesBrown3

It's a good thing that Ted Bundy couldn't slam dunk or play linebacker.

AlainLapointe
AlainLapointe

Too bad , Robert Kraft had him enrolled in a MOSSAD squad after his career was over !

Seriously , what contract did he have with N. E. before this mess ?

espnrefugee0218
espnrefugee0218

Well we know Affluenza is good for a few free murders....but AH has killed about 31 ish   people 


Bucky182
Bucky182

He must make his mother proud to call him her son.

Cool
Cool

Wondering if Hernandez had aspirations of  creating and being the head of his own Mafia?  

bodyinmotion
bodyinmotion

This guy is apparently a full time psychopath/serial killer who moonlights as a football player. There's other reports of a killing he was involved with when at Florida. Disgusting.

LeonardoZapata
LeonardoZapata

innocent until proven guilty, but this dude has a trouble magnet or something

Uhclem49
Uhclem49

When he gets out he can probably find a position with the Raiders.

GregHakes
GregHakes

@LohikaarmeThere was never an Ounce of Evidenie found that Ray had anything to do with that Murder Case.  He did lie to the police about something, but i can't remember what it was.  But Police never considered Ray an actual Suspect in that Case.

Voiceover310
Voiceover310

@bodyinmotion I agree that he sure sounds like a lunatic, but where are the reports about him being involved with a murder when he was in college? Don't you think that would be up on most/all of the major sports news websites?

biasedsportsfan
biasedsportsfan

@Voiceover310@bodyinmotionIt wasn't a murder but it was a shooting, and it was reported on a while back. One of the Pouncey Bros' chains got taken from someone at a club, Hernandez and Reggie Nelson went after the guys and then when they got to the guys' car Hernandez just started licking off shots. Allegedly. No one knew who Hernandez was at the time but they all recognized Reggie Nelson.