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Aaron Hernadez indicted in Boston double slaying



BOSTON (AP) -- Prosecutors say former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez, who already faces a murder charge in a man's shooting death last year, has been indicted on new murder charges in an unrelated 2012 double slaying in Boston.

The victims in that killing, Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado, were shot to death as they sat in a car in Boston's South End on July 16, 2012. Police have said they were shot by someone who drove up alongside in an SUV and opened fire.

Suffolk District Attorney Daniel Conley said at a news conference Thursday the victims were "ambushed and executed as they drove home."

Lawyers for Hernandez did not immediately respond to messages seeking comment. Hernandez awaits trial in the separate 2013 shooting death near his home of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd in North Attleborough.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

Former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez, who already faces a murder charge in a man's shooting death last year, was indicted Thursday on new murder charges in an unrelated 2012 double slaying in Boston, police said.

The victims in that killing, Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado, were shot to death as they sat in a car in Boston's South End on July 16, 2012. Police have said they were shot by someone who drove up alongside in an SUV with Rhode Island license plates and opened fire.

Hernandez was seen on surveillance footage in the same nightclub as the victims the night of the attack, authorities have said. Prosecutors planned a news conference late Thursday morning to discuss new details in the shooting deaths.

Lawyers for Hernandez, who is awaiting trial in the separate 2013 shooting death near his home of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd in North Attleborough, did not immediately respond to messages seeking comment. Hernandez, a former tight end for the Patriots, is being held without bail after pleading not guilty to murder in Lloyd's death.

Boston police wrote in an affidavit last year there is probable cause to believe that Hernandez was driving a vehicle used in the 2012 double shooting and "may have been the shooter." The affidavit was filed as police sought to search an SUV involved in the shooting and found at Hernandez's uncle's home in Bristol, Connecticut.

The SUV was covered in dust and cobwebs and had a dead battery, leading police to believe it had remained untouched in the garage for close to a year, according to the court document.

Survivor Aquilino Freire told police an SUV pulled up next to them while they were stopped, and he saw someone in the SUV's back seat laughing, according to the affidavit. Then, several gunshots were fired from the rear passenger seat into the car, Freire told police. Two other people in the car ran away, Freire said.

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nationdial May 15 2014 at 4:05 PM

NFL = National Felons League. It just did'nt happen overnight!

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chasrhudson May 15 2014 at 3:52 PM

Just another trash who thault he is above the law. The law doe's NOT descremenate on race, color ex he should get the chair. I worked from rags to small riches I don't kill people

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crux101 May 15 2014 at 3:49 PM

There are a lot of comments but not one that says: COWARD!!
Blowing someone away with a firearm is a base act of COWARDICE...

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Linda May 15 2014 at 3:48 PM

Innocent until proven guilty!!!

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fenwaypark9 Linda May 15 2014 at 3:58 PM

No, he's guilty.

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paumanok2 Linda May 15 2014 at 3:59 PM

He must turn you on or something, he's a POS who someone like you'd marry for his "bad Boy" appeal, then after he strats beating ya you'll hope your not his next victim, which at that point you'd have it coming, so yeah, write him love letters, freak.

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AKGERRY May 15 2014 at 3:48 PM

a Thug and a murder, cant believe he was in the NFL

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rpaulbroker AKGERRY May 15 2014 at 3:58 PM

A lot of thugs already in the NFL.

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pstcrd AKGERRY May 15 2014 at 4:01 PM

LOL

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nama holston May 15 2014 at 3:46 PM

Hernandez appears to think this is just a walk in the park for him. He seems so confident he will breeze through as if he is so innocent of any wrongdoing. Maybe he is, but the evidence and testimony will show it....perhaps, if there is not enough money to buy him off and the jury is unbiased, unlike in the OJ trial.

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paumanok2 nama holston May 15 2014 at 4:01 PM

it's the total pathological evil that has him in a completely different reality from the rest of us.

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fernandezarthr May 15 2014 at 3:46 PM

.....Hey, you wanted to grow-up and be a Criminal, and a Thug????......well, enjoy, the Rest of your Miserable Life, in Prison!!!!,.....

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mhall94016 May 15 2014 at 3:45 PM

His life is more than likely....Fuccc'd. It's not a game.

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jmason7708 May 15 2014 at 5:40 PM

if he was driving how did he shoot from the back seat? Boston police wrote in an affidavit last year there is probable cause to believe that Hernandez was driving a vehicle used in the 2012 double shooting and "may have been the shooter." The affidavit was filed as police sought to search an SUV involved in the shooting and found at Hernandez's uncle's home in Bristol, Connecticut.according to the affidavit. Then, several gunshots were fired from the rear passenger seat into the car, Freire told police.

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ghhs58 May 15 2014 at 5:42 PM

Most NFL Scouting charts have a column for character issues. During the evaluation of any player their background is checked thoroughly. Someone had to overrule on all the character issues in regard to Aaron Hernandez. This would require the Head Coach (Bill Belichick) and the Owner (Robert Kraft) to agree and take a chance on Aaron Hernandez. Just remember many current NFL players have sever character issues prior to being drafted and during their playing career. When you allow criminals to continue to play and cheaters to continue to coach the NFL is on a slippery slope. But that seems to be the norm these days in all Professional Sports

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