The Aaron Hernandez story just gets crazier and crazier. After being arrested and charged with the murder of Odin Lloyd on Wednesday, investigators are now linking the former Pro Bowl tight end to another double homicide that occurred back in July 2012.
Via FOX 25 in Boston:
According to the Boston Police blog from that date, officers responded to the intersection of Shawmut Avenue and Herald Street just after 2 a.m. When they arrived, they found three people had been shot, two fatally, as they sat in a car at a traffic light.
The men were identified as Safiro Furtado and Daniel Abreu. The FOX 25 source said the men, who worked at a cleaning company in Dorchester, had just left a bar in the area.
Furtado and Abreu were sitting in the front seat of the vehicle when witnesses said the occupants of a gray or silver SUV with Rhode Island plates opened fire on it. The surviving victim was in the back seat. Investigators believed two others in the car fled the scene.
The source said that investigators were looking into Aaron Hernandez in connection to the killing.
Though evidence pointed to Hernandez in the Lloyd shooting, investigators were having trouble finding a motive for Lloyd's murder. According to Boston.com, it's this double homicide that could have played a role in Hernandez potentially murdering Lloyd.
The officials said investigators now believe that Odin Lloyd, the man Hernandez is charged with killing in a North Attleborough industrial park June 17, may have had information about Hernandez’s role in the double slaying.
"The motive might have been that the victim [Lloyd] 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.
If true and charged in this previously-unresolved double homicide case, Hernandez could be looking at defending himself against three murder charges, not to mention another lawsuit that has been filed against him in Florida where a man claims Hernandez shot him while riding in a car.
Stay tuned, as there is likely to be many more twists and turns to this story.