Aaron Hernandez's alleged link to 2012 double-murder detailed in warrant

Jared Wickerham

Aaron Hernandez is the target of a double-murder investigation from 2012 and new information has been released.

New details have been released that investigators claim implicate former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez in a double-murder that occurred in the summer of 2012, according to a report filed by the Hartford Courant.

Search warrants were given as evidence to Bristol Superior Court by police as part of an ongoing probe to determine Hernandez's role in a drive-by shooting that resulted in the deaths of Daniel Abreu and Safiro Furtado after leaving a Boston-area nightclub on July 12, 2012.

The case was re-opened after Hernandez was charged with the murder of Odin Lloyd in 2013 when police believe they found the murder weapon and vehicle involved in the previous case. Charges have not been filed at this time, but the Courant reports Hernandez is the target of the double-murder investigation.

Surveillance footage indicates an SUV belonging to Hernandez is suspected to have left the club around 1:30 a.m. with the former-player sitting in the driver's seat. It circled the block around the nightclub shortly before 2 a.m. driving at a slow speed alongside the victims. It's alleged Hernandez's car then pulled alongside a vehicle occupied by Abreu and Furtado, firing five or six shots from the suspect vehicle, killing the two men and injuring one of five others in the car.

The warrant did not directly implicate Hernandez as the shooter, but police have witness reports giving a loose description of Hernandez and associate Alexander Bradley, who has a separate civil suit pending against Hernandez. He alleges the former Patriots player shot him in the eye in February of 2013 at the same Boston club.

Hernandez's SUV was seized from the home of his uncle during the investigation of the Lloyd murder. A cousin reportedly told police that the car belonged to Hernandez, and that nobody else drove it.

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