Former Patriots star Aaron Hernandez is due in court on Wednesday to face charges in the 2012 murder of two men he met in a Boston nightclub. Credit: Reuters
Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez is due in court on Wednesday to face charges in the 2012 murder of two men he met in a Boston nightclub.
Hernandez, who is already in jail awaiting trial on charges of murdering a semi-professional football player in June 2013, was charged earlier this month in the 2012 killing of Cape Verdean nationals Daniel Abreu and Safiro Furtado. He is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday afternoon in Suffolk Superior Court.
Prosecutors said that after leaving the nightclub, Hernandez followed the car that Abreu and Furtado were riding in, pulled up alongside and shot the two men dead with a handgun. There was no evidence that he had previously known his victims or that the pair was involved in any criminal activity, prosecutors said.
Investigators linked Hernandez to the killings after the death of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd, who was found shot to death in an industrial park near Hernandez's house in South Attleboro. Hernandez was charged in Lloyd's murder in August and is being held at the Bristol County House of Corrections in Dartmouth. Prosecutors have not said whether there was any connection between the murders.