More problems for ex-New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez. The former tight end was indicted today on two counts of first-degree murder in the killing of two men in Boston back in 2012.
Hernandez is accused of murdering Daniel Abreu and Safiro Furtado. The two men were shot to death on July 16, 2012, while stopped at a traffic light by someone who drove up alongside them in an SUV with Rhode Island plates and opened fire.
Conley said that after a “chance encounter” between Hernandez, Abreu and Furtado at a Boston nightclub, Hernandez trailed the men in his car after they left. Hernandez then pulled his car up to theirs, firing a .38-caliber Smith & Wesson pistol into the car, killing Abreu and Furtado, and injuring a third man.
“This was a chance encounter where two young men were out … and basically had an encounter that led to their deaths,” said Police Commissioner William Evans. “I remember going to the scene that morning. … It was a terrible tragedy.”
It will be a year in June since the murder of Hernandez’s associate, Odin Lloyd.