Report: Hernandez focus of double-murder probe

Report: Hernandez focus of double-murder probe
July 23, 2013, 10:00 pm
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Aaron Hernandez is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Odin Lloyd.

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The number of people Aaron Hernandez is charged with murdering could be on the rise.

The Boston Globe reports that prosecutors are now making the case to a Suffolk County grand jury in regards to Aaron Hernandez's involvement in a double murder of two men last July, according to two law enforcement officials the Globe spoke to.

"The case against Hernandez appears to be strengthening," one anonymous official said, quoted by the Globe.

Safiro Furtado and Daniel Abreu were shot on July 26, 2012 in Boston's South End when someone driving an SUV with Rhode Island license plates pulled up to them and began to fire.

Hernandez was not connected to the murders in any way until he was charged with the murder of Odin Lloyd. That's when law enforcement officials began to piece information together and see how Hernandez's involvement in them could be connected.

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Law enforcement officials have told the Globe that investigators believe Hernandez drove Lloyd to an industrial park in North Attleborough, then shot him because he was worried Lloyd had information about the South End double homicide and might talk.

The Globe also reports that the investigators aren't hurrying to charge Hernandez with the two killings because he's being held without bail.

For a complete timeline of events in the Aaron Hernandez murder case, click here.