Aaron Hernandez was arrested on charges of a double murder that occurred in the city of Boston in 2012. This man happens to be a former New England Patriots team member. And besides these two murders he is also a suspect in the murder of footballer Odin Lloyd.
Lloyd was on intimate terms with Hernandez’s fiancée. Hernandez is in police custody although he has protested against any wrongdoing on his part. Whether he is guilty or not remains a moot point.
The double murder was of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado. They were killed in cold blood as they sat in their car at a traffic signal. Hernandez has been indicted in this homicidal bout.
"For us, this case was never about Aaron Hernandez. For us, it was about two victims who were stopped, ambushed and senselessly murdered on the streets of the city they called home," Conley said.
According to witnesses, the two murder victims entered a club at the same time as Hernandez. Later on when they left, Hernandez followed them and used a revolver to kill them before driving off in his silver SUV.
There were others with the victims in their car. One was hit but did not die as a result of the wounds, while the others remained unharmed and made good their escape.
Both the silver SUV and the weapon of choice used for homicidal purposes were recovered from Hernandez or his close relatives. Thus the police have conclusive evidence that this was the man behind the brutal and grisly murders.
Hernandez’s lawyers however want solid proof and have even gone so far as to say that he looks forward to fighting for his rights in the court of law. Then there is Hernandez’s cousin who has been held in contempt of court since he refused to testify on oath.
The case is a complex one alright but one thing is for sure. Herandez may not be the angel he professes he is, and the sentence he gets in the end will be a punishment he rightfully deserves.