New book ties Aaron Hernandez to a fourth murder

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At the time of his suicide, former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez had been convicted of one murder and acquitted of killing two other men. A new book links Hernandez to a fourth murder — with a direct connection to the first one.

In Aaron Hernandez’s Killing Fields, investigative journalist Dylan Howard writes that Hernandez bragged to his cellmate that Hernandez was responsible for the murder of not three but four people.

“[Aaron] always used to tell me he had four murders,” Kyle Kennedy told Howard. “He would just always, all the time joke around saying, ‘I got four bodies.'”

According to the book, Hernandez originally dispatched a group of men to find and kill Odin Lloyd in June 2013, a week before Lloyd was killed by Hernandez and others. In a move that for some of a certain age and musical taste will conjure memories of Big Audio Dynamite’s Dial A Hitman, the crew may have killed a man named Jordan Miller, accidentally thinking he was Lloyd. Miller and Lloyd apparently had physical similarities, and they moved in the same circles.

It was the arrest of Hernandez for the killing of Lloyd that first exposed Hernandez’s double life. The Patriots abruptly released Hernandez, who was convicted of killing Odin Lloyd.

Hernandez also was accused of killing Daniel Abreu and Safiro Furtado in a drive-by shooting that may have been sparked by one of the men bumping into Hernandez in a bar, causing him to spill his drink. A jury acquitted Hernandez of the 2012 double murder in April 2017. Two days later, Hernandez committed suicide in his cell.

18 responses to “New book ties Aaron Hernandez to a fourth murder

  1. This doesn’t surprise me. Hernandez was a deranged psychopath. It’s better for everyone that he decided to end his life.

  2. TyLawspick6=troll says:
    November 7, 2019 at 9:39 am

    The Patriots sure know how to pick em.
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    Right, because murderers always confess during job interviews, and on employment applications. NO TEAM would have known.

  3. ThinSkinFlorio says:
    November 7, 2019 at 9:57 am
    TyLawspick6=troll says:
    November 7, 2019 at 9:39 am

    The Patriots sure know how to pick em.
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    Right, because murderers always confess during job interviews, and on employment applications. NO TEAM would have known.
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    Plenty of teams stayed away from drafting hernandez. There were red flags around this guy going back to his early college days. It’s a known fact. Maybe no murder charges, but signs of a violent person.

  4. I don’t put much stock in what a former cellmate told the author in a interview that the former cellmate was paid to give.

    This will also not be a book I will be reading.

  5. All that money. I mean money doesn’t change you but even the most deranged individuals are going to avoid 1st degree premeditated murder if they have legitimate millions on the line. I’ve heard of rich athletes killing someone while being reckless. Even killing someone in the heat of passion. But there’s something absolutely sinister about someone with legitimate millions and millions more on the line sitting down and planning, plotting, and executing another person.
    You can’t hide behind it was a crime of passion or I was reckless but I didn’t mean to kill him. That’s who you are to the core.

  6. “Plenty of teams stayed away from drafting hernandez.”

    The Pats took him in the 4th round. Plenty of teams would have taken a lower round flyer on him had he continued to fall, don’t kid yourself.

  7. TyLawspick6=troll says:

    November 7, 2019 at 9:39 am

    The Patriots sure know how to pick em.
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    More often than not, yes. Hence the 21st Century Patriots are the Greatest NFL Dynasty of All-Time.

  8. harrisonhits2 says:
    November 7, 2019 at 10:22 am
    “Plenty of teams stayed away from drafting hernandez.”

    The Pats took him in the 4th round. Plenty of teams would have taken a lower round flyer on him had he continued to fall, don’t kid yourself
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    He was suspected of shooting 2 people at the age of 17 and ruptured a bouncers eardrum in a fight. I’m not the one kidding myself. La’el Collins and vontaze burfict come to mind as good players that didnt get drafted because of off the field issues and/or bad tempers. It happens. Not everyone is willing to take on troubled players.

  9. harrisonhits2 says:

    “Plenty of teams stayed away from drafting hernandez.”

    The Pats took him in the 4th round. Plenty of teams would have taken a lower round flyer on him had he continued to fall, don’t kid yourself.

    Hernandez had a first-round grade yet nobody took him. There’s no guarantee anyone would. Howeve,r the Patriots are not above signing some dirtbag and Patriots fans are all too eager to support that and talk about how great the guy is. However, they are also quick to villify any other team who signs someone like that. I’m sure they were kind to the Cowboys when they signed Greg Hardy…and he wasn’t even a murderer like Hernandez. This is why people can’t stand Patriots fans. Arrogant, hypocritical and delusional.

  10. @bradygirl12,

    There were definite warnings when he was drafted. But if I recall there were even more warnings by the time you all extended his contract. Not saying you knew he was Tony Soprano, but there was definitely smoke to the fire that followed.

    It’s no big deal except Pats fans act like they are exempt from players with issues. If needed I would be happy to list the Pats with issues over the years.

  11. whenwilliteverend says:
    November 7, 2019 at 11:26 am
    harrisonhits2 says:
    “Plenty of teams stayed away from drafting hernandez.”
    The Pats took him in the 4th round. Plenty of teams would have taken a lower round flyer on him had he continued to fall, don’t kid yourself.
    Hernandez had a first-round grade yet nobody took him. There’s no guarantee anyone would. Howeve,r the Patriots are not above signing some dirtbag and Patriots fans are all too eager to support that and talk about how great the guy is. However, they are also quick to villify any other team who signs someone like that. I’m sure they were kind to the Cowboys when they signed Greg Hardy…and he wasn’t even a murderer like Hernandez. This is why people can’t stand Patriots fans. Arrogant, hypocritical and delusional.

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    Best post of the day, (that isn’t mine.)

  12. If needed I would be happy to list the Pats with issues over the years.

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    Yes, please do that. And then tell us who your favorite team is so we can show you what a hypocrite you are calling out the Pats

  13. It’s worth pointing out that La’el Collins fell out of the draft because he was tied to a murder he had nothing to do with. There was a lot of of smoke around Hernandez going into the draft and the 4th round is still pretty high. Teams make mistakes but his drafting by New England warrants criticism.

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