Ever since all the legal trouble began for former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, there were rumors that his initial indictment for the murder of Odin Lloyd might only be the beginning of his crimes. That is looking more and more like the case as his saga took another rough turn on Thursday morning when it was announced Hernandez has also been indicted for a double murder in 2012.
Boston.com has reported Suffolk District Attorney Daniel Conley and Boston Police Commissioner William Evans have new developments that link Hernandez to the double murder. Daniel Abreau and Safiro Furtado were shot to death at a traffic light by someone in an SUV that pulled up beside them on July 16, 2012.
The New England-area news site also reported that Hernandez will appear in Suffolk Superior Court “in the next few days” to enter a not guilty plea to the new double murder indictment.
As if Hernandez’s chances at reviving his pro football career were already shot, this is likely yet another nail in that coffin. Of course, he hasn’t been proven guilty of anything yet but at this rate, it will take so long to get through all the indictments that he’ll be too old to try and play again, even if he somehow gets out of all this as an innocent man.
However, that’s extremely unlikely as WJXT, a local TV station in Jacksonville, Fla., is reporting there is “probable cause” that Hernandez was the shooter and driver of the SUV that pulled up beside Abreau and Furtado in July of 2012.