Posted January 16, 2014

Warrant: Aaron Hernandez may have been gunman in 2012 double murder

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Aaron Hernandez has been indicted on a first-degree murder charge  Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Aaron Hernandez is facing a first-degree murder charge and several weapons charges. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

A search warrant request released Thursday says that authorities in Boston are investigating former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez for his possible involvement in a 2012 double murder, reports Pat Eaton-Robb of the Associated Press.

No one has been charged in the deaths of Daniel Jorge Correia de Abreu and Safiro Teixeira Furtado, who were killed on July 16, 2012.

According to the report, Hernandez is seen on surveillance footage in the same nightclub as the victims on the night of the murders. Documents in Connecticut confirm that police suspect Hernandez could have done the killing.

Hernandez is currently in jail awaiting trial for the murder of semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd. He pleaded not guilty to those and several weapons charges connected to the case.

More from the AP:

A June 28 police affidavit and search warrant application released by Superior Court in Bristol, Conn., says there is probable cause to believe that Hernandez was driving the vehicle used in the shooting and “may have been the shooter.”

The affidavit was filed as police sought to search an SUV they say was involved in the shooting and was found at Hernandez’s uncle’s home in Bristol, where Hernandez was raised. The SUV had been given to Hernandez by a Rhode Island company in exchange for participating in promotional activities, according to court filings.


28 comments
JohnFerguson
JohnFerguson

It doesn't matter if he was the shooter or not.  Under the felony murder rule, everyone who participated is equally guilty.  The victim rode down that path and never came back and Hernandez was there.  It was his car and it was his friends he rode with.

eddie767
eddie767

How is he the driver and backseat shooter, all at once? They want him so bad, that even common sense is lost in trying to charge him. If this goes to trial, I hope the don't say this but I suppose the jurors will believe one can be in 2 places at one time. Also, did you notice they named the anonymous caller? I hope he has life insurance,since those that talk end up dead in this crazy investigation.

AlbertNott
AlbertNott

thats why we need people like this out of the steet and good people like Schumacher getting better, Hope he recovers soon, and that his brother Ralf and gorgeous model wife fix the marriage http://sportcelebritywag.com/?p=608

KristianColasacco
KristianColasacco

Statistically speaking, Aaron Hernandez has the most street cred of any tight end in NFL history.  

friendly--neighborhood--scrawler
friendly--neighborhood--scrawler

yes yes we all know, and it was Hernandez on a certain grassy knoll... in 1963... lol

its sounds like these cops are trying to clear up a few cold cases... who really cares if they catch the right guy as long as those files are off the desk...

Lohikaarme
Lohikaarme

It smells like a kangaroo court, worth of Kim Jong Un's regimen.

bakdoc1980
bakdoc1980

He is being railroaded! Who among us has not been associated with 3 murders in a year? Aren't we all in the wrong place at the wrong time with the wrong people almost constantly? I am sure it is all a misunderstanding.....

6marK6
6marK6

They will bury this guy under the jail, a ton of circumstantial and at least one co-conspirator that will talk. Now, if this state had capital punishment he would have already plead, but no need to if you don't have the needle on the board.

CarlLegg
CarlLegg

Don't be so quick. Some are saying Hernandez could walk. The evidence apparently just isn't that strong.

ki.nazir72
ki.nazir72

This guy apparently played professional football as a mere hobby!  Someone said he was hanging out with the wrong people…yes himself!

NoQNoSuperBowl
NoQNoSuperBowl

Dude is going to wind up being a person of interest in every unsolved homicide in Massachusetts.

Bucky182
Bucky182

Let's say, not taking this shooting into account, that Hernandez's lawyers win an acquittal on the murder charge. I just do not see any possible way he gets out of the weapons charges. I mean, there are guns everywhere. Where you see Hernandez you see guns. Then, and now let's take this charge into account, he would have this to deal with. His price for freedom? Going broke. Instead of raking in millions to stay in shape, memorize blocking schemes and route trees, and possibly win Super Bowls he decides to go down this road. Look at this way, his street cred is at an all-time high.

Rickapolis
Rickapolis

It just keeps getting better and better, doesn't it? 

6marK6
6marK6

@eddie767  Where to begin? First off, everybody in the car is guilty of the same crime, does not matter if you do the actual shooting or not.  Secondly, it is possible for the car to stop and people to change positions where they were sitting. Thirdly, you lose all credibility when you all but say that the informant should be killed. I don't think you are educated in the field of law to give an informed opinion on what is transpiring.

6marK6
6marK6

@bakdoc1980 I have been wrongly accused of murder numerous times and pretty sure I will be wrongly accused again if that guy that owes me money does not pay up. 

Voiceover310
Voiceover310

@6marK6 If the guy is who they say he is (a multiple murderer) you think he would be worried about dying or spending the rest of his life in prison? I think the death penalty lets people off the hook. They should have to suffer the rest of their life in this world and the next. 

6marK6
6marK6

@NoQNoSuperBowl If the person killed had any connection to Hernandez, it might be a safe bet.

YuckDaFankees
YuckDaFankees

@Bucky182 Yeah even if he gets off on all charges teams will not be knocking on his door.  He will have to play for a dumpster fire franchise like the Raiders if he can come back at all.

6marK6
6marK6

@KristianColasacco @CarlLegg @6marK6 It is open and shut. There are always "Devils Advocate" people that will try to convince you black is white and white is black. The circumstantial evidence is enough. 

KristianColasacco
KristianColasacco

@CarlLegg @6marK6 They have surveillance tape, records linking him to the vehicle as well as the actual vehicle and they have the actual gun used in the murders.  

That's pretty strong evidence. 

6marK6
6marK6

@CarlLegg @6marK6 Highly unlikely that the guy would let leak that he is testifying against Hernandez before hand. That could get you killed, P.C. or not. The lawyer in this case is doing the classic holdout for the best deal possible.