UPDATE (2:45 p.m. ET): At an appeal hearing Hernandez was denied bail again, with superior court judge Renee Dupuis ruling that he has the means and motivation to flee.
She also noted that while much of the evidence presented by the prosecution so far is circumstantial, their case is still “very, very strong.” Hernandez will return to jail, where he’ll wait for his next court appearance on July 24 for a probable cause hearing.
I just…I just…I just don’t know what to say anymore. But since saying nothing doesn’t really feel like an option, here’s Aaron Hernandez’s latest attempt to convince you that he’s not a nice person.
In addition to being on trial for the murder of Odin Lloyd, Hernandez is now reportedly being investigated as a possible suspect in a double murder that took place in downtown Boston on July 16, 2012.
Ughhhhhh. Take it away, Fox 25:
According to the Boston Police blog from that date, officers responded to the intersection of Shawmut Avenue and Herald Street just after 2 a.m. When they arrived, they found three people had been shot, two fatally, as they sat in a car at a traffic light.
The men were identified as Safiro Furtado and Daniel Abreu. The FOX 25 source said the men, who worked at a cleaning company in Dorchester, had just left a bar in the area.
Furtado and Abreu were sitting in the front seat of the vehicle when witnesses said the occupants of a gray or silver SUV with Rhode Island plates opened fire on it. The surviving victim was in the back seat. Investigators believed two others in the car fled the scene.
The source said that investigators were looking into Aaron Hernandez’s connection to the killing.
Absurd. It’s just unbelievably absurd that a 23-year-old pass catching athletic machine would fall this far, this fast. Or maybe it isn’t, and I’m the idiot for thinking this wasn’t possible.
Although his character and overall shadiness in college which caused him to fall into the fourth round can now be looked at in hindsight with a loud “SEE I TOLD YOU!”, we need to stop that. Yes, Hernandez’s history prior to being a professional football player hints strongly at a person who isn’t well rounded, and a person who does more than just hang out with a bad crowd. In all likelihood, he’s the kingpin of the baddest crowd.
But nothing — really, nothing…nothing at all — could have helped anyone (the fans, the league, and the Patriots) in their wizard magic ball attempt to predict a fall this far which includes one murder accusation, a civil suit for shooting a man in the face, and now a possible link to two more deaths. It’s all truly stunning.