Aaron Hernandez appeared in Suffolk Superior Court on Wednesday in connection with the alleged 2012 South End killings of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado. Hernandez pleaded not guilty to all seven charges related to the 2012 shootings that left two men dead, and a third injured.
Prosecutors claim that Hernandez and an associate drove from Connecticut to Boston on July 16th, 2012. Once in Boston the two men attended Cure Lounge, a nightclub in the theater district. They were standing on the outskirts of the dance floor when de Abreu accidentally bumped into Hernandez, spilling his drink. Hernandez was upset that de Abreu did not apologize, and left for a different nightclub. Upon witnessing the two men again, Hernandez was convinced they were intentionally following him and grew even more irate, according to prosecutors.
Later in the night when Hernandez saw the men walking to their car, he followed them in his own car until pulling up alongside them at a red light. Hernandez then rolled down his window and yelled, “Yo, what’s up now?” before firing five shots into the car, killing de Abreu and Furtado.
As more and more details begin to emerge about the alleged murders, the picture painted of Hernandez continues to grow darker. If the claims made by the prosecution are true, Herenandez played an entire season with the Patriots, and signed a 5-year $40M contract, after committing two cold-blooded murders. Because of spilled drink.
Regardless of the outcome of the impending trial(s), our thoughts are with the families of victims Daniel de Abreu, Safiro Furtado, and Odin Lloyd.