The story of an NFL superstar in the making turned cold blooded killer continues after a Suffolk County Grand Jury indicted former Patriot tight end Aaron Hernandez on Friday with witness intimidation for allegedly shooting a witness to two other homicides Hernandez is said to have committed.
Hernandez, who was found guilty in the death of Odin Lloyd, is said to have shot a former associate who was present for the 2012 murders of Daniel de Abreu and Sairo Furtado. in the South End. Hernandez allegedly shot the man in the face on the morning of Feb. 13, 2013 and left him for dead on the side of the road in Riviera Beach, Florida, after he made comment about the homicides. The man survived the shooting.
While the shooting occurred out of state, Massachusetts General Laws state that willingly causing physical injury to a witness with the intent of impeding a Suffolk County criminal investigation is grounds for indictment.
Hernandez is under indictment for two counts of first-degree murder, three counts of armed assault with intent to murder, one count of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm.
Those indictments, returned May 15, 2014, represent de Abreu’s and Furtado’s homicides and shots fired at three surviving victims, including a 26-year-old man who was hit but not killed, during the incident on Shawmut Avenue in the early hours of July 16, 2012