The one part of the prosecution case against Aaron Hernandez that didn’t seem that strong was the motive. During the arraignment all they would say was that Hernandez was upset that Lloyd was talking to some people who Hernandez didn’t like at a club.
We reported earlier that Aaron Hernandez is being investigated for a double murder than happened back in 2012. The puzzle seems to be coming together now, because law enforcement officials have told the Boston Globe Odin Lloyd might have had information about those murders.
Investigators believe a fight broke out at Cure, a club in the South End, between two men and a group that included Hernandez.
The two men, Daniel Abreu and Safiro Furtado, friends who grew up in Cape Verde, left the club with three other men in a BMW sedan.
Abreu, who was driving, stopped at a traffic light on Shawmut Avenue, about to make a left onto Herald Street, when a silver or gray SUV with Rhode Island license plates pulled alongside the sedan. Someone from the SUV opened fire, killing Abreu, 29, and Furtado, 28.
The men who were with them survived the attack and the killings were left unsolved.
The officials said investigators now believe that Odin Lloyd, the man Hernandez is charged with killing in a North Attleboro industrial park June 17, may have had information about Hernandez’s role in the double slaying.
“The motive might have been that the victim knew [Hernandez] might have been involved,” one of the officials said.
If Hernandez was involved, it means that he was playing football games at the same time he was committing homicides.
Let that sink in for a minute.