Feds could get involved in Hernandez case, and death penalty could be in play
Every time it looks like it has gotten as bad as it can ever get for Aaron Hernandez, it finds a way to get a little worse.
With a grand jury in Bristol County, Massachusetts considering whether to indict Hernandez for the June 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd and a grand jury in Suffolk County, Massachusetts reportedly considering whether to indict Hernandez for the July 2012 murder of Safiro Furtado and Daniel Abreu, attorney Jack Furlong explained during Wednesday’s edition of Pro Football Talk on NBCSN that the feds could still get involved in this one — and that Hernandez ultimately could be facing the death penalty.
“If this was a murder of a witness or someone who knew something about the earlier murder, then this case becomes potentially a death penalty case and a federal proceeding,” Furlong explained regarding the killing of Odin Lloyd, who reportedly may have known something about Hernandez’s involvement in the double murder. ”Remember, Massachusetts does not have the death penalty. The United States government does. . . . This case . . . went across state lines repeatedly between Florida, Connecticut and Massachusetts. It could go federal in a heartbeat.”
HLN is reporting that the evidence just released includes heretofore never seen surveilance photos that show Hernandez returning to his home AFTER the murder with the two other men that show that Hernandez is carrying a .45 caliber gun. (supposedly the copies released to the media are markedly less clear than the tape) Furthermore, they have more damning evidence linking the Lloyd murder to the previous other murders has also for the first time been released. It is said to supply information that Lloyd learned of Hernandez involvement of these other murders and became a definite risk for spilling the beans.
Newly released photos allegedly show Hernandez with gun