Former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez already faces a murder charge and now he has also been charged as the gunman in an unrelated 2012 double slaying in Boston.
Prosecutors say the murders were over the victim spilling a drink on Hernandez by accident.
Prosecutors claim Hernandez shot to death Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado as they sat in a car in Boston’s South End on July 16.
Police have said they were shot by someone who drove up alongside in an SUV with Rhode Island license plates and opened fire.
Suffolk District Attorney Daniel Conley said at a news conference Thursday announcing that Hernandez has been indicted that the victims were “ambushed and executed” as they drove home and that Hernandez was the gunman.
Conley says Hernandez and the victims had had an encounter in a club that night. Hernandez was seen on surveillance footage in the same nightclub as the victims the night of the attack, authorities have said. source
Lawyers for Hernandez did not immediately respond to messages seeking comment.