This morning's initial report, from Fox Boston, was light on details—only that officials were "looking into" Aaron Hernandez in regards to a double homicide in downtown Boston last summer. The Boston Globe now adds meat to the bones: at the very least, investigators believe Hernandez was present for a nightclub fight that led to two men being shot and killed.
Two law enforcement sources told the Globe, of Odin Lloyd's murder, “The motive might have been that the victim knew [Hernandez] might have been involved" in the previous shooting.
In the early morning hours of July 16, 2012, according to investigators, a fight broke out at Cure nightclub in Boston. On one side, two men named Daniel Abreu and Safiro Furtado. On the other, a group that included Aaron Hernandez. Abreu and Furtado then left the club.
Abreu, who was driving, stopped at a traffic light on Shawmut Avenue, about to make a left onto Herald Street, when a silver or gray SUV with Rhode Island license plates pulled alongside the sedan. Someone from the SUV opened fire, killing Abreu, 29, and Furtado, 28.
Authorities never found the SUV involved in the murders, and the killings went unsolved.
Hernandez has had a rash of nightclub trouble. A May 19 scrape with a Jets fan at a club in Providence. A mysterious incident outside another club on June 6. A Florida man's lawsuit claiming Hernandez shot him at a strip club in February.
And yesterday, during Hernandez's arraignment, the prosecutor claimed that Hernandez became irate with Odin Lloyd two days before the murder because he had seen Lloyd at a club talking to a certain group of people.
"You can't trust anyone anymore," the prosecutor claims Hernandez said before meeting Lloyd on the night of the murder.