Former Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez Indicted With First-Degree Murder

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Today Aaron Hernandez, a former NFL star tight end who played for the New England Patriots was indicted on two counts of first-degree murder stemming from the deaths of two men, Daniel Abreu and Safiro Furtado which took place outside of a Boston nightclub.The crimes in which Hernandez has been indicted for happened June 26, 2012. 

Dictionary.com terms the word “indicted” as:

1. (of a grand jury) to bring a formal accusation against, as a means of bringing to trial: The grand juryindicted him for murder.
2. to charge with an offense or crime; accuse of wrongdoing; castigate; criticize: He tends to indicteveryone of plotting against him.
 

The details of the crime were brought to the media Thursday by Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley. During the news conference Conley had identified the former NFL star as the alleged shooter in the crime.

When the victims’ car stopped at a red light on Sherman Avenue waiting to turn onto Herald Street, the SUV pulled up beside the victims’ car on the right. Aaron Hernandez then fired a .38 caliber revolver multiple times from the driver’s side of his vehicle into the passenger side of the victims’ vehicle.”

According to Conley, “When the victims’ car stopped at a red light on Sherman Avenue waiting to turn onto Herald Street, the SUV pulled up beside the victims’ car on the right. Aaron Hernandez then fired a .38 caliber revolver multiple times from the driver’s side of his vehicle into the passenger side of the victims’ vehicle.” He then added, “This case was about two victims who were stalked, ambushed and senselessly murdered.”

Further putting weight to this indictment is that the weapon that is believed to have been used to murder Abreu and Furtado has been recovered from an individual that knows the former Patriots’ tight end. Also the suspected SUV in the case was located in the garage of a family member of Hernandez. 

FFLockerRoom Sports has been reporting to you throughout the whole ride. Here is a piece from us from June 26th of last year. 

We’ve written quite a bit about the Patriots in the past couple of weeks (along with the rest of the internet) but it has finally happened. Aaron Hernandez, who is being investigated for his possible connection to the death of an acquaintance, Odin Lloyd, has been taken into police custody this morning.

As has been reported earlier, Odin was the boyfriend of Hernandez’s girlfriend’s sister. Details of the investigation have been on lock-down the past couple of days but we know enough to be worried about Aaron in terms of his fantasy outlook. In the days after the discovery of Odin’s body, which was less than a mile from Hernandez’s home, he had his house cleaned, turned into police a broken cell phone and destroyed his home security/surveillance equipment. It’s not looking good for Aaron at this point. And if I were New England, it might be time to cut him loose. I know that’s a drastic move so early in the game, but I wouldn’t be shocked if it happened.

This will be a story that plays into the regular season for sure but don’t touch Hernandez with anything more than a 10th round pick. And if a charge of murder does officially make its way to Aaron, it would be time to dump him all together from yours and our fantasy rankings.

It’s also time to officially move Jake Ballard up a little more. He’s almost 100% and could be the starting TE for week 1.

UPDATE: Aaron Hernandez has been released by the Patriots. That was fast!

UPDATE 2: Aaron Hernandez has been charged with murder among other firearms counts.

Earlier this month Hernandez was indicted by a Bristol County grand jury related to the assault of fellow inmate Andrew Booker which stemmed from a verbal confrontation and then a subsequent brawl. 

FFLockerRoom Sports will continue to report the comings and goings with Hernandez as things continue to unravel.