DA: Former NFL Star Aaron Hernandez Killed 2 Over Spilled Drink
A prosecutor in the double-murder trial of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez told the jury that he killed two men after he became so upset by ”a simple bump, a spilled drink, and an exchange of looks” in a Boston nightclub.
“Prosecutor Patrick Haggan told the jury during opening statements Wednesday that Hernandez had a brief encounter with Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado in the early morning hours of July 16, 2012. He said that two hours after De Abreu accidentally bumped into Hernandez and spilled his drink, Hernandez opened fire on the men’s car as they waited at a stop light.
Haggan said the encounter to most people would be ”simply trivial,” but Hernandez misinterpreted it as a sign of disrespect.
Hernandez has pleaded not guilty in the killings. His lawyer is scheduled to give his opening statement Wednesday afternoon.”
TMZ obtained documents showing Hernandez felt the victims in the homicide case were “trying” him before he shot them to death later that night.
Hernandez has already been convicted of Odin Lloyd’s murder and was sentenced to life in prison for that crime.