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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.

Aaron Hernandez Indicted

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Alma Alejandra May 15 2014 at 4:33 PM

Death Penalty

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mikekious May 15 2014 at 4:11 PM

After he's found guilty the civil phase will begin and any money he has left from his contract with the Patriots will all go to the families of his victims where it belongs. In twenty years, after he's been released on parole, he'll kill again, because what on earth will he have to lose but 3 squares a day and a place to sleep.

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hoowe May 15 2014 at 4:11 PM

If they can prove that Hernandez was involved in this to he is nothing but a mob or Gang member. Why would someone who is a NFL sport figure involve himself with this kind of crap. If he is then he is nothing but a stupid punk and deserve the book thrown at him. What also this brings up the bad elements being involved in the NFL What if they have already infiltrated in to it then the whole sport will have lost the honesty of the scores and who the winners and losers are. I know betting is illegal but it is there and this could throw that out the window.

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stevehajohnson May 15 2014 at 4:07 PM

It is very sad to me to see what is going on. Killing, wow that is very heave to me, I don't even want to hurt anyone. So much is being lost. Hate runs deep with some people. The real truth is yet to come out. God Bless, and heal, the ones hurting !

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t2trains stevehajohnson May 15 2014 at 4:31 PM

Hate runs deep with some people, I wonder why?? we have a so called president that for over five years has divided this country and people are feed up with the crap.

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bangzoomer May 15 2014 at 4:06 PM

Maybe his prison has a football team.

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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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watersportz1 May 15 2014 at 4:04 PM

that flushing sound---thats his life

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Evil HdgeHog May 15 2014 at 4:01 PM

Fag see above

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simicare May 15 2014 at 4:00 PM

innocent until proven guilty... it is funny how all of a sudden they have acquired this evidence ONLY since his incarceration.....he could appear so confident because he really is innocent. only time will tell.

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Paul May 15 2014 at 4:00 PM

The tats made him do it.

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