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Aaron Hernandez Possible Link to 2012 Double Homicide: Gun Found

Aaron Hernandez Possible Link to 2012 Double Homicide: Gun Found

Police have discovered a gun used in a 2012 Boston, double homicide previously linked to Aaron Hernandez.

Reports speculated in June that Hernandez might have had some kind of involvement in a 2012 homicide that left Daniel Abreu and Safiro Furtado dead following a drive by shooting. Eyewitnesses who recalled that shooting described an SUV with Rhode Island license plates driving up to a Boston club and opening fire before driving away. A similar SUV, matching the description offered by witnesses, was discovered at the home of Hernandez's uncle, who lives in Bristol, Connecticut.

On Tuesday police linked the gun used in the drive by shooting to a weapon uncovered after a June 21st car accident in Springfield, Massachusetts. Jailene Diaz-Ramos, 19, has been identified as the driver. It is unclear at this point if any connection can be made between Diaz-Ramos, who is from Hernandez's hometown of Bristol, and the former New England Patriot tight end. Before the 2012 double homicide, 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

Hernandez was further linked to the double homicide 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. Lloyd's girlfriend was the sister to Hernandez's fiancé.

Lloyd was also an athlete who had decorated his family's house with many trophies over the years. He was currently a player for the Boston Bandits, the oldest semi-pro team in Boston, and working for an architecture firm.

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