Source: CBC NewsNew England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez killed his friend at an industrial park a mile from Hernandez's house several days after the two feuded during a trip to a nightclub, authorities said in announcing a murder charge against the Pro Bowler.
Hernandez was taken from his home in handcuffs Wednesday morning, more than a week after Boston semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd's body was found. Less than two hours after his arrest, the Patriots announced they had cut Hernandez from the team.
Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez, already facing charges in a murder last week in North Attleborough, is also being investigated in connection with a 2012 double murder in Boston, according to two law enforcement officials briefed on the investigation.
Investigators believe a fight broke out at Cure, a club in the South End, between two men and a group that included Hernandez.
The two men, Daniel Abreu and Safiro Furtado, friends who grew up in Cape Verde, left the club with three other men in a BMW sedan.
Abreu, who was driving, stopped at a traffic light on Shawmut Avenue, about to make a left onto Herald Street, when a silver or gray SUV with Rhode Island license plates pulled alongside the sedan. Someone from the SUV opened fire, killing Abreu, 29, and Furtado, 28.Source: Boston GlobeThe officials said investigators now believe that Odin Lloyd, the man Hernandez is charged with killing in a North Attleboro industrial park June 17, may have had information about Hernandez’s role in the double slaying.
“The motive might have been that the victim knew [Hernandez] might have been involved,” one of the officials said.
The new revelations raised the specter that Hernandez might have been playing football games last season with the Patriots after he had participated in a double murder.
Source: USA TodayPolice in Palm Beach County, Fla. will not investigate if New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was involved in a February shooting, a police spokeswoman told USA TODAY Sports.
Teri Barbera of the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said the department could not investigate the inactive case without the cooperation of the victim. That man, Alexander Bradley of East Hartford, Conn., refused to talk to investigators in February while recovering from a gunshot wound that cost him his right eye and injured his right arm.
Police could reopen that case if Bradley were to contact the sheriff's violent crime unit.
Attorneys for Bradley on Wednesday re-filed a complaint in U.S. District Court in South Florida accusing Hernandez of pointing and firing a weapon at Bradley in a vehicle after a night of partying at a strip club in Miami. The complaint was initially filed June 13 but was withdrawn because of a paper work error.
- In 2012 there was a drive by double homicide that police think Hernandez was involved with.
- Last week Police think Hernandez shot and killed Lloyd, who may have had information linking Hernandez to the 2012 incident.
- It's rumored Hernandez shot a guy in the head in February, the guy survived but wouldn't cooperate with police; probably scared for his life.
It's like an NFL "Hard Knocks" spin-off influenced by the Sopranos.