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Aaron Hernandez Witness to Testify Thursday in 2012 Double Homicide

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By Brittney R. Villalva, Christian Post Reporter
September 12, 2013|8:33 am

A key witness potentially capable of linking Aaron Hernandez to a 2012 double homicide will testify Thursday before a Grand Jury.

Reports speculated in June that Hernandez might have had some kind of involvement in the fatal drive-by shooting of Daniel Abreu, 29, and Safiro Furtado, 28, outside a Boston nightclub in July 2012. The testimony of a man named John A. Alcorn on Thursday could help to verify proof of Hernandez's involvement.

Last month police linked the gun used in the drive-by shooting to a weapon uncovered after a June 21 car accident in Springfield, Mass. Jailene Diaz-Ramos, 19, was identified as the driver. She claimed the gun ended up in her car after Alcorn, who also goes by the name of "Chicago," and "some of his friends" put belongings in her trunk.

Alcorn, who is originally from the same hometown as Hernandez and Ramos in Bristol, Conn., was summonsed to testify earlier this month.

Eyewitnesses who recalled the shooting described an SUV with Rhode Island license plates driving up to a Boston club and opening fire before driving away. In July, a similar SUV, matching the description offered by witnesses was discovered at the home of Hernandez's uncle, who lives in Bristol, Conn.

Before the drive-by shooting occurred, Abreu and Furtado had been involved in a fight with another group at a local nightclub. That group allegedly included Hernandez. Surveillance footage found last month, allegedly taken from the nightclub, proves that Hernandez was there that night, according to The Hartford Courant.

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Hernandez has been further linked to the 2012 shooting after reports suggested that Odin Lloyd might have had knowledge of the crime, thus providing motive for his death. Hernandez is currently awaiting trial in prison for first-degree murder. He has pleaded not guilty.

Police believe Lloyd was killed following a dispute that had occurred between him and Hernandez while at a Boston nightclub a few days before Lloyd's body was discovered.

Hernandez is currently facing charges for first-degree murder in the death of Odin Lloyd, to which he has pleaded "not guilty."

 

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