BOSTON (CBSMiami/AP) — Former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez has been indicted on murder charges for a 2012 double murder in Boston.
Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado were shot as they sat in a car in Boston’s South End. Police have said they were shot by someone who drove up alongside in an SUV and opened fire.
Boston police have written in an affidavit there is probable cause to believe Hernandez was driving a vehicle used in the shooting and “may have been the shooter.”
Hernandez’s lawyers did not immediately respond to messages seeking comment.
Hernandez, who played football at the University of Florida, is currently being held without bail after pleading not guilty to murder in the unrelated death of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd last year. Lloyd, a 27-year-old semi-professional football player, was dating the sister of Hernandez’s girlfriend. Prosecutors allege Hernandez killed Lloyd because he was upset with him for talking to some people at a nightclub with whom Hernandez had problems.
Hernandez also has a Florida lawsuit pending against him. An associated of his, Alexander Bradley, filed a suit against him alleging he lost his right eye when Hernandez shot him in the face as they argued outside a Miami club in February 2013. Boston police have also linked Bradley to the 2012 double murder.