Former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez will return to court on Wednesday. While that’s a statement that has been made many times in the past year, this week’s visit could be the most significant yet.
Hernandez will be arraigned on charges that he shot and killed Safiro Furtado and Daniel Abreu in July 2012. As the movie-watching world learned from My Cousin Vinny, the options are simple — guilty or not guilty. But there’s a chance that more details will emerge regarding the contention that Hernandez opened fire on the pair of men after an encounter of some sort in a Boston nightclub.
Hernandez has been incarcerated since he was arrested last June for the murder of Odin Lloyd. Through the process of investigating a possible motive, police apparently tripped over the potential connection of Hernandez to the earlier crime.
No trial date has been set for the Lloyd murder. It’s unclear when Hernandez will be tried in connection with the latest charges.