Aaron Hernandez is set to appear in court today for a probable cause hearing in the June murder of 27-year old acquaintance Odin Lloyd, but legal troubles may not end there.
Prosecutors have begun making their case to a grand jury linking Hernandez to a 2012 double shooting murder of two men in South Boston. A law enforcement official told the Boston Globe that the case against Hernandez “appears to be strengthening.”
A silver SUV rented in Hernandez’s name at the time was linked to the murder scene, where Safiro Furtado and Daniel Abreu were shot early on July 16, 2012 after leaving a bar in the area. Reports say that the SUV pulled up beside the car that Furtado and Abreu were sitting in the front seat of and open fired, killing them both.
The 2012 incident could also serve as a motive for the shooting death of Lloyd, who police believe may have known about the double-murder. The Globe reports that investigators believe Hernandez drove Lloyd to a North Attleboro industrial park and then shot him because he was worried Lloyd had information about the South End double homicide and might talk.