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Facing charges for first-degree murder in the death of Odin Lloyd, Aaron Hernandez has been linked to a 2012 double homicide that police believe may have served as the motive leading to Lloyd's death.
Former New England Patriot tight end Aaron Hernandez may has been linked to an unsolved double homicide that took place last July in Boston. The player's involvement in the case may help answer questions surrounding the motive that drove at least two male suspects to shooting and killing Lloyd last week.
Daniel Abreu and Safiro Furtado were killed in a Boston drive by shooting last year. Abreu was driving in a car with Furtado when an unidentified SUV drove up and opened fire. Just before the shooting, Abreu and Furtado had been involved in a fight with another group at a local nightclub. That group allegedly included Hernandez, according to reports from The Globe.
Reports have gone further to suspect that Lloyd may have had information about Hernandez's involvement in the unsolved murder, providing motive behind Lloyd's death. Police released few details regarding a possible connection.
"Many of you have asked about the July 16, 2012, homicides of Daniel Jorge Correia de Abreau, 29, and Safiro Teixeira Furtado, 28. Their deaths remain the subject of an open and active investigation by Suffolk prosecutors and Boston police detectives," the Suffolk County (Mass.) District Attorney's office said in a statement. "No one has been charged at this time and, as is the case in all such investigations, no suspects or persons of interest are being named in the absence of criminal charges."
With a lack of information, police reached out to the public:
"Investigators will follow every lead and rule out no possibility. In almost every violent crime, someone out there knows exactly what transpired and exactly who is responsible -- investigators believe this to be true in these two homicides, and we urge that person or those persons to share their knowledge with Boston Police homicide detectives."