|Connelly’s Top Ten: Interesting SI Article From 1999 About Doctoring Footballs…||Red Sox Acquire RHP John Cornely, Another Arm for Minors||Bruins Name Don Sweeney General Manager||In Surprising Move, Robert Kraft Opts to Accept NFL Penalties|
Back in October, Fox 25’s Mike Beaudet broke a story that an alleged survivor of an unsolved 2012 double homicide in Boston saw the face of the shooter that killed two of his friends and identified him as former Patriots tight end, Aaron Hernandez.
Hernandez has spent the past six months behind bars on a first-degree murder charge in the shooting death of his associate, Odin Lloyd. Now, there is evidence linking Hernandez to the 2012 Boston double homicide.
Police have released a search warrant that confirms the claim of Hernandez as the shooter as a major possibility. According to the warrant filed in Connecticut last month, police have confirmed they believe Hernandez was the driver of the SUV that fired shots inside another vehicle that killed two men back in 2012. The warrant also identified Alexander Bradley as a passenger inside the SUV.
Details of the warrant state police have surveillance camera recordings showing Hernandez and Bradley entering a Boston night club on the night of the murders shortly after the victims went inside the club. What exactly Hernandez did inside the club was not recorded but it is believed he and Bradley left shortly after arriving. Surveillance then shows Hernandez driving a SUV out of a nearby garage with Bradley as his passenger.
Videos also show the victims leaving the club in the early morning hours and Hernandez’s SUV passing by them twice as the men walked to their car.
The actual shooting was not caught by any surveillance cameras but according to the survivor in the shooting, an SUV pulled up next to them while they were stopped at a stop light before several shots were fired into the car. However, the survivor, Aquilino Freire, told police the shots were fired from the rear passenger seat of the SUV but footage shows Hernandez as the driver of the SUV. Several witnesses gave a description of the shooter that seemed to describe Hernandez but those same descriptions could have also fit Bradley according to police.
The SUV in question was recovered this summer while police searched the home of Hernandez’s uncle for evidence in connection to the Lloyd case.
Months after the shooting, Bradley alleged in a lawsuit that Hernandez shot him in the face after an altercation between the two. This led police to seek recordings of phone calls between Bradley and Hernandez after Bradley failed to appear before a Massachusetts grand jury.
A warrant came about when a correctional officer monitoring Bradley’s calls in jail alerted Bristol police that he believed Bradley was discussing details of the 2012 double homicide in his phone calls with unidentified parties.
The warrant does not state who authorities believe actually pulled the trigger nor does it offer a motive in the shooting that left two men, Daniel Abreu and Safiro Furtado, dead. As of now, no charges have yet to be filed in the 2012 murders and Hernandez has not been named as a suspect.