Posted June 27, 2013

Report: Aaron Hernandez probed for possible role in 2012 double-homicide

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Aaron Hernandez is being investigated for his role in a 2012 double-murder. (Michael DeHoog/Getty Images)

Aaron Hernandez is being investigated for his role in a 2012 double-murder. (Michael DeHoog/Getty Images)

In addition to the first-degree murder charge Aaron Hernandez faced on Wednesday in a Bristol County district court, a report from the Boston Globe on Thursday states that the former New England Patriots tight end is now being investigated for possible involvement in a 2012 double-homicide in Boston.

The 23-year-old Hernandez is currently facing a murder charge for the death of 27-year-old semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd, whose body was found June 17 with bullet holes to the head and chest in an industrial park about a mile from Hernandez’s $1.7 million mansion in North Attleboro, Mass.

According to the Globe report, law enforcement officials briefed on the investigation say Hernandez, who was released by the Patriots about two hours after the arrest, is also being questioned for a 2012 double-murder on Shawmut Avenue near Club Cure in the South End of Boston.

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According to investigators, a fight had broken out at the club shortly after 2:00 a.m. on July 16 between two men and a group that allegedly included Hernandez. The two men, Daniel Abreu and Safiro Furtado, left Cure in a BMW sedan with three other men. Abreu, who was driving the vehicle, was waiting for the light to turn green to make a left onto Herald Street off of Shamut Avenue when a silver or gray SUV with Rhode Island license plates pulled up alongside the BMW. According to the report, someone from the SUV then fired multiple times into the BMW, killing the 29-year old Abreu and 28-year-old Furtado. One of the three other men was shot several times in the arm but survived. The other two men escaped unharmed but the SUV from where the shots were fired was never found.

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Police say Abreu and Furtado had no ties to criminal activity. They had grown up together in Cape Verde; Abreu had worked as a police officer there while Furtado was employed as a resort tour guide. More recently, they had been working for a cleaning company in the Boston neighborhood of  Dorchester.

The Globe reported that investigators believe Lloyd may have had information about Hernandez’s role in the double-murder:

“The motive might have been that the victim knew [Hernandez] might have been involved,” one of the officials said.


14 comments
Fannish
Fannish

He sure has earned his "disrespect". Just another stupid, bad, little boy with the physique of a man. I guess staying home with the mother of his child aka fiance', and his daughter is less important then going clubbing. 

LanaSoprano
LanaSoprano

Goes to prison as a tight end "butt" will spend his time there as a WIDE RECEIVER!

But on the bright side he will star in the "LONGEST YARD 2"

Action
Action

I'm glad I never had a chance to meet Aaron Hernandez or ask for his autograph.  Who knows what he might have done?

Frank14
Frank14

the new usa babeeee.  let's bring more of these third worlders in here.  viva Obama.

donald5
donald5

Probably wasn't getting his proper respect.  We all know how you gotsta be respected by some dude at the club or the world will end

nfinitwordsfoto
nfinitwordsfoto

Spent his whole life being a big deal and getting away with doing whatever he wanted.  Dude thought he was untouchable.  He makes me sick.


schorert
schorert

@LanaSoprano honestly, I've read about a dozen stories on hernandez, and this joke is in EVERY comments section.  still not funny. 

akattack
akattack

Connecticut = the third world, according to Frank.

M20
M20

@Frank14 Hernandez was born in Connecticut and his mom is Italian. Xenophobia fail.

ki.nazir72
ki.nazir72

@Frank14 for real Frank, it's Obama's fault alone, not the policies before him or the climate of selfishness before him, you believe this country belongs to you huh, just another selfish person very much like the criminal in question, it's all about you huh?  Everybody needs to just go back to where they came from...where do you come from Frank?  Never mind...already know! 

Mel
Mel

@ki.nazir72

I don't believe the country belongs only to me. I do believe people coming here need to do so LEGALLY though, like pretty much every other country on the planet...

ki.nazir72
ki.nazir72

@Mel @ki.nazir72 The planet belongs to those who inhabit it...man is the only creature deciding for others who lives where.  We have decided that some animals can live here and others cannot.  I guess there are some living on the planet illegally?  Do you believe everyone here illegally haven't made contributions?  Do you think they want to be here illegally?  They want exactly what you want, a better way of life or maybe you don't want it for anybody but yourself.  If that is how you feel and you are entitled...you will not have it.  If you don't want for others the good things you want for yourself...