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Aaron Hernandez Murder Trial Update: Search Warrant Ties Disgraced Former NFL Star to Second Murder Case

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First Posted: Jan 09, 2014 06:48 PM EST
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Aaron, if the prosecutor in your most recent case wants to offer you a deal, please do yourself a favor and take it, unless you want to spend the next 25 years to life sleeping on a concrete slab in an 8x10 cell: a search warrant released today tied former football star Aaron Hernandez to another murder.

According to Fox Sports, the search warrant executed by police indicates that when Hernandez left Cure, the nightclub, with two other people, he followed the two victims -- Daniel Abreu and Safiro Furtado -- to a stop light, where they were shot to death on July 16, 2012. The search warrant and subsequent reports indicate that while Hernandez was not the shooter in this case, his complicity in the murder means he should be held responsible. And, because there is no statute of limitations on murder, he could be charged and tried at any given time.

According to Sports Illustrated, Hernandez's role in this double homicide has been investigated thanks to this recent homicide case -- the case surrounding the death of Odin Lloyd on June 17, 2013 -- eleven months to the day after the death of Abreu and Furtado.

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"Hernandez was arrested in connection with Lloyd's death in late June. The Patriots released him almost immediately after he was taken into custody, explaining, 'At this time, we believe this transaction is simply the right thing to do.' The police have in their possession the murder weapon used in the 2012 shootings, according to the Courant, and they impounded the SUV believed to be used for the drive-by attack from the household of one of Hernandez's relatives," reports Sports Illustrated. 

So far, Aaron hasn't been offered any plea deals, and of course, he is innocent until proven guilty. A trial date for the most recent murder case against Hernandez has not yet been set.

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