Aaron Hernandez

Former New England Patriot tight end Aaron Hernandez got some more bad news while behind bars.

FOX 25 has exclusively learned that a Suffolk County Grand Jury has indicted former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez for a double murder that occurred in July 2012.

In June 2013, FOX 25 first told you Hernandez was a suspect in the drive-by shooting that killed 28 year old Daniel Abreu and 29 year old Safiro Furtado, friends who lived in the Dorchester section of Boston. Both man are originally from Cape Verde and were employed by the same cleaning company.

The indictment comes nearly one year after Hernandez was charged with the June, 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd in North Attleboro, MA. Hernandez and two associates are accused of shooting Lloyd near an industrial park near Hernandez’s home.

Investigators began looking at Hernandez as a possible suspect in the unsolved Boston double murder only days after Lloyd was killed.

An anonymous tipster provided investigators working on the Lloyd case with information that linked Hernandez to the crime. Around the same time, according to court documents, a Boston Police detective reexamined surveillance images that show Hernandez at the same Boston nightclub as Abreu and Furtado the night they were killed.

Abreu, Furtado and three friends left Cure Lounge in Boston’s South End in a BMW driven by Abreu around 2 am Sunday, July 16th 2012.

When the car they were riding in stopped at a light a few blocks away witnesses said two men pulled along side in a light colored SUV and one of the men inside fired multiple rounds at the BMW.

Abreu and Furtado were killed; backseat passenger was shot but survived.

Court documents have indicated that investigators suspect Hernandez was the shooter. The SUV investigators suspect he was driving was found hidden away in a garage at the home of his cousin Tonya Singleton in Bristol Connecticut.

The indictment indicates that authorities believe Hernandez killed the men months before the start of the 2012-2013 NFL season. Hernandez played tight end for the Patriots. He signed a 40 million dollar contract with the team in August 2012.

Hernandez is expected to be arraigned at a later date. The families of Daniel Abreu and Safiro Furtado have filed wrongful death lawsuits against Hernandez seeking millions from the former Florida Gator and Bristol, Conn. native.

Source: Fox Boston