ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT


Stay Connected
ADVERTISEMENT


image
Stephan Savoia Pool AP
FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2013 file photo, former New England Patriot football player Aaron Hernandez looks to one of his attorneys, James Sultan, during a hearing in Bristol Superior Court in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Odin Lloyd, whose body was found June 17 near Hernandez's home in North Attleborough, Mass. A search warrant filed in Connecticut in December 2013 shows police believe Hernandez was in an SUV when someone inside shot two people to death in Boston in 2012. In searching a home of Hernandez's uncle in Bristol, Conn., in June, police found the SUV wanted in the 2012 shooting in Boston. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, Pool, File)

Warrant links Aaron Hernandez to Boston shooting


BRISTOL — Police believe former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez was in an SUV when someone inside shot two people to death in Boston in 2012, according to a search warrant filed in Connecticut.

The warrant does not indicate who investigators believe pulled the trigger or suggest a motive in the shooting of Daniel Jorge Correia de Abreu and Safiro Teixeira Furtado in Boston’s South End.

No charges have been filed in the case. An attorney for Hernandez did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment Wednesday.

Hernandez came under scrutiny in the shooting following his arrest in the slaying of Odin Lloyd, a semi-professional football player whose body was found June 17 near Hernandez’s North Attleborough, Mass., home.

Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to murder in that case.

In searching a home of Hernandez’s uncle in Bristol, Conn., in June, police found the SUV wanted in the 2012 shooting in Boston.

The new search warrant, first reported by The Hartford Courant, was filed in Bristol Superior Court and dated Dec. 11.

It sought recordings of phone calls made by a Hernandez associate, Alexander Bradley, while Bradley was jailed in Hartford in October for failing to appear before a Massachusetts grand jury investigating the 2012 shooting.

Bradley has alleged in a pending lawsuit in Florida that Hernandez shot him in the face after they argued outside a Miami club in February 2013.

The search warrant filed by Bristol police provides some of the first details of Hernandez’s alleged link to the Boston shooting.

Surveillance camera recordings showed Hernandez and Bradley going into the Boston nightclub Cure at about 12:30 a.m. on July 16, 2012, shortly after the shooting victims went into the club, according to the warrant.

Hernandez’s movements inside the club weren’t recorded, but police said Hernandez quickly downed two drinks and that he and Bradley left after about 10 minutes.



Back to State
Top Stories of the Week

Man taken into custody at Sheehan …
WALLINGFORD — Police took a man into custody Thursday afternoon at Sheehan High School. Police said officers responded to the school shortly before 3:30 p.m. … more ...

Missing teen located in Wallingford, man faces multiple charges …
WALLINGFORD — Local police located a missing teen from Massachusetts after a man she was traveling with made a call from a diner in the … more ...

6 things to know about new plan to transform downtown …
MERIDEN — With the deadline for a downtown transformation plan approaching by the end of this year, officials have developed a draft of the plan … more ...

Man robbed at gunpoint in Meriden while walking on West …
MERIDEN — A man was reportedly robbed at gunpoint while walking on West Main Street Monday night, police said. Around 11 p.m. Monday, a man … more ...

5 Things to know about the Oakdale Theatre decision and …
WALLINGFORD — Live Nation Worldwide Inc. will appeal the cease-and-desist order against the Toyota Oakdale Theatre, an attorney representing the company said Thursday. “We’re just … more ...

Comments