Criminal Justice

Boston Police Investigating Aaron Hernandez's Possible Role in 2012 Murders

Former New England Patriot is already awaiting trial on murder charges

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A newly released search warrant indicates that Boston policehave been investigating whether former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez may have been the gunman in a 2012 double slaying.

No charges have been filed in the shooting deaths of Daniel Jorge Correia de Abreu, 29, and Safiro Teixeira Furtado, 28, in Boston's South End. The two were gunned down July 16, 2012 as they sat at a traffic light shortly after leaving a Boston nightclub.