Aaron Hernandez appeared in court today for his double murder trial stemming from an incident in 2012 where the former NFL star allegedly killed two men. The reasoning for such heinous crime will shock you.
— Christina Hager (@HagerWBZ) March 1, 2017
Prosecutors said that Hernandez killed Daniel de Abreu, 29, and Safiro Furtado, 28 after they bumped into him, spilling his drink and causing Hernandez to feel disrespected on July 16th, 2002 in a Boston nightclub. “A simple bump, a spilled drink and an exchange of looks” Patrick Haggan noted in his opening statements to the jury.
The prosecutor gave a time table, saying two hours after de Abreu accidentally bumped into Hernandez and spilled his drink, Haggan said, Hernandez opened fire on the men’s car as they waited at a stoplight.
Meanwhile, the defense said the murders could be traced back to a drug deal, leading to a friend of Hernandez, Alexander Bradley, killing the two mean, not Hernandez.
Hernandez, a former New England Patriots tight end, is already serving a life sentence after being convicted in the 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd, a semi-professional football player who was dating the sister of Hernandez’s fiancee.
Hernandez has pleaded not guilty in the double murder.