A possible motive for the murder that former New England Patriots player,, Aaron Hernandez was charged with yesterday has begun to emerge. According to two law enforcement officials with knowledge of the situation, police have started looking into a connection between Hernandez and a July 2012 double murder in Boston. Authorities believe it is possible that Odin Lloyd, the man Hernandez is charged with killing in an industrial park on June 17, might have had information about Hernandez’s role in the double slaying, Boston.com reported.
All of these events may have been set in motion by a fight that broke out between two men and a group that included Hernandez at Cure, a Boston club. After the fight, the two men, Daniel Abreu and Safiro Furtado, left the club in a BMW. While stopped at a traffic light, a SUV with Rhode Island license plates pulled alongside the car and someone within the vehicle began shooting. Abreu, 29, and Furtado, 28 were killed. Authorities never found the SUV tied to the shooting and the case has never been solved.
“The motive might have been that the victim knew [Hernandez] might have been involved,” said one of the officials.
If Hernandez does turn out to be involved in the killings, that would mean that he was playing for the Patriots last year after having been part of a double murder.
Although the Patriots are understandably keeping quiet about the matter, a former player, offensive tackle Matt Light, has let his thoughts on the matter be known.
"I never talk about other guys, but I will say I have never embraced — never believed in — anything Aaron Hernandez stood for," Light said Tuesday.