The case against former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez for the June 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd may be getting a little wobbly, but the potential case against him for the July 2012 murders of Safiro Furtado and Daniel Abreu may be getting stronger.
An alleged eyewitness to the double murder recently told FOX 25 in Boston that the witness, whose identity has not been disclosed, was in the car with Furtado and Abreu at the time of the shooting.
“They just came up and started firing for no reason at all,” the witness, who was shot in the arm, told FOX 25. “We never had any trouble. We were not those kind of people. We were just having fun.”
The witness said he recognized Hernandez after he was arrested for the murder of Lloyd.
“When I see his face, I just recognize his face,” the witness explained. “Compare his face that night to his face now. It’s that face that I remember. . . . I just want to know, what’s the reason? What’s the point? Why us?”
A grand jury has been investigating the murders, with Hernandez reportedly the target of the probe.
“We’ve got the best homicide team in the city working on that,” Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis recently told FOX 25. “They are putting pieces of information together and presenting it to the grand jury, working very closely with the District Attorney’s Office on that case. I’m satisfied with the direction it’s going in, and I think that we’ll come to the right conclusions on that.”
The right conclusions for the authorities could be the wrong conclusions for Hernandez, ultimately requiring him to face a jury not once but twice with a life sentence hanging in the balance.