Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been indicted on charges related to his alleged role in a previously unsolved July 2012 double murder in Boston, Massachusetts.
Hernandez is already jailed without bail and accused of the June 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd. The former NFL star now stands accused killing two men in Boston’s South End in 2012. Daniel Abreu and Safiro Furtado were shot to death on July 16, 2012 while stopped at a traffic light. Lloyd was a Boston resident who was dating the sister of Hernandez’s fiancee, Shayanna Jenkins. It has been alleged that Lloyd might have had knowledge about the double murder in Boston. Hernandez has pled not guilty in the Lloyd murder and is expected to plead not guilty as well in the double murder.
Hernandez played the entire 2012-2013 NFL season, after the two murders were committed. Hernandez played for the Patriots until June 2013, when he was arrested on live television at his home in North Attleborough, Massachusetts.