Aaron Hernandez is serving life in prison without the possibility of parole for the murder of Odin Lloyd. That doesn’t mean the justice system doesn’t still have to figure out how many people he’s shot.
Hernandez was indicted in Suffolk County (Mass.) Superior Court today on a charge of witness intimidation relating to the 2012 drive-by double murder of two men near a Boston nightclub. He already faces murder charges for those shootings, but this new indictment concerns the Feb 13, 2013, shooting of Hernandez associate Alexander Bradley in Riviera Beach, Fla.
Hernandez has not been charged in Florida with that shooting, which cost Bradley his right eye (though Bradley has filed a civil suit against Hernandez), but this indictment occurred in Massachusetts because the alleged motive was to shut Bradley up about the Boston drive-by.
“Hernandez allegedly shot him in the face on the morning of Feb. 13, 2013, and left him to die on the side of the road in Riviera Beach, Florida, after the witness made a remark about the homicides,” Jake Wark, a spokesman for the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office, said in a statement released Monday.
The formal charge—intimidating a witness in a murder case—carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison. So Hernandez probably isn’t particularly bothered.