News

Ex-NFL star Hernandez charged in Boston double-murder

Ex-NFL star Hernandez charged in Boston double-murder

INDICTED:Aaron Hernandez has been indicted in connection with two other slayings. Photo: Reuters

BOSTON (Reuters) – Former National Football League star Aaron Hernandez was indicted on Thursday for the 2012 murder of two men in a Boston drive-by shooting, according to the Boston Globe, which cited two officials briefed on the case.

The former tight end for the New England Patriots is already in jail awaiting trial on charges he and two accomplices shot a man to death last June in an industrial park near his home in South Attleboro, Massachusetts. He was cut from the Patriots shortly after his arrest in that case.

Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to the June 2013 murder charge.

A spokesman for the Suffolk County District Attorney declined comment on the reported new charges, but said a press conference is scheduled for later Thursday morning.

According to the Boston Globe, Hernandez is accused of killing Daniel Abreu and Safiro Furtado, two Cape Verdean nationals, on July 16, 2012, in Boston’s South End.

Hernandez’s attorney was not immediately available to comment.

(Reporting by Richard Valdmanis; Editing by Nick Zieminski)

Recent Headlines

59 mins ago in Local

Washington Apple Health data breach

Fresh
files

The affected people can have a year of free credit monitoring.

1 hour ago in Local

Bellingham Aloha Motel site becoming affordable housing and offices

Fresh
Motels on Samish Way

The city declared the Aloha Motel a blight and used the threat of condemnation to buy the site.

1 hour ago in Local

Bellingham City Council fights Planned Parenthood terrorism

Fresh
planned parenthood

Tuesday night the council approved a resolution that affirm the safety of all Planned Parenthood patients, staff and facilities in Bellingham.

1 hour ago in Local

Bellingham Technical College to offer Bachelor’s degree

Fresh
BTC

The Bachelor of Applied Science Degree will be in Operations Management.

1 hour ago in Local

Bellingham cyber stalking conviction thrown out

Fresh
cyber

Bellingham Schools staff found out about threatening tweets and reported the girl to police.