Updated 04:06 AM EDT, Mon, Jun 14, 2021

Aaron Hernandez Trials Not Over! Ex-Pats Star to Face Double Murder Charges

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After being convicted of first degree murder for the death of his friend Odin Lloyd, Aaron Hernandez is not yet finished facing a judge and a jury inside a courtroom as he will still be grilled in relation to a double murder in Boston three years ago.

An Associated Press (AP) report published on Wbur detailed that the former New England Patriots star was accused of a drive-by shooting which killed Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado whom he allegedly had an altercation with at a nightclub called Cure. Hernandez, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges against him.

Retelling the incident, AP said that prosecutors argued that de Abreu accidentally bumped into Hernandez inside the nightclub and spilled the former NFL player's drink. Through the closed circuit television (CCTV) footage outside the club, it was seen that Hernandez was walking back and forth as if he was really irritated while a friend tried to talk some sense into him.

The prosecution also claimed that later that night, the accused, aboard a silver SUV, followed the man's car which he was riding with his four friends then fired multiple shots at them while on a stop light.

New York Daily News said prosecutors noted that Hernandez allegedly fired several rounds from a .38 caliber Smith & Wesson revolver into the car of the victims. Abreu died from a shot to his chest since he was driving the car while Furtado was on the passenger seat and died with a gunshot wound to the head.

"For us, this case was not about Aaron Hernandez. This case was about two victims, who were stalked, ambushed and senselessly murdered on the streets of the city they called home," Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley was quoted in the New York Daily News report.

A month after the Boston shooting, New York Daily News said the Patriots signed Hernandez to a five-year contract worth $40 million. He was reportedly not linked to the Boston murder until the authorities found the silver SUV at the back of his relative's house while they were looking into Lloyd's murder.

This will mean another round of court hearings, presentation of witnesses and evidence and case deliberation for Hernandez, who was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for Lloyd's murder.

Aside from these charges, he is also reportedly sued by Alexander Bradley, who identified himself as Hernandez's former friend, for allegedly shooting him in the eye and for leaving him for dead in an industrial park after a verbal confrontation in South Florida.

Bradley, according to the New York Daily News, is expected to be the star witness in the Boston killings as he was reportedly with Hernandez during the time of the shooting. He also testified against the former NFL player during the Odin Lloyd trial.

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