Details are still coming in, but it appears the lawyers for former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez are going to be really busy the next couple of years.
Fox 25 TV in Boston reports the Suffolk County (MA) Grand Jury has indicted Hernandez for a double homicide that took place in the Boston area back in July of 2012. The drive-by shooting killed Daniel Abreu and Safiro Hurtado. It should also be noted just 6 weeks after that incident, Hernandez signed a $40 million contract extension with the Patriots. And played that season.
Court documents list Hernandez as the shooter and he will be arraigned at a later date. The families of Abreu and Hurtado have filed wrongful death civil suits against Hernandez.
Ted Daniel talks about the civil suits the day after Hernandez got into his jailhouse fight that, eventually, added more charges to his time in jail.
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You'll recall Hernandez initially was arrested in connection with the death of Odin Lloyd in June of 2013. He's facing 1st degree murder charges for Lloyd's death.
The DA is slated to hold a press conference at 11:30 Thursday morning to talk about the case and we will update the story at that time.
UPDATE---Along with the Homicide charges, Hernandez faces several other related charges as another passenger in the car Abreu and Hurtado was injured in the drive-by-shooting.
In addition, Hernandez's cousin Tonya Singleton was indicted for obstructing justice as the vehicle Hernandez allegedly drove to commit the shooting was found at her home.
During the presser, investigators mentioned they believe Mr. Hernandez followed the victims after a chance encounter at an area club late that fateful night. They believe Hernandez drove up to the vehicle occupied by them and shot multiple times with a .38 caliber handgun.
Daniel Conley, the Suffolk County DA also added that he is being very careful not to step into the other case pending against Mr. Hernandez. It's believed that should he go to trial for this crime, that trial would not take place until the case of Mr. Lloyd's homicide is heard in court.
Hernandez will be arraigned next week in Suffolk County Court.