Key Witness Testifies Against Aaron Hernandez About Night of Double Murders
The prosecution’s star witness in the Aaron Hernandez double murder trial took the stand to testify that the former New England Patriots star fired the shots that killed two men, he also told the court Hernandez shot him in the face because of what he had seen.
Alexander Bradley, a former drug dealer and friend of Hernandez, was seen together with the former New England Patriot the night Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado were shot and killed in Boston in July 2012.
In court Monday, he detailed the events that led up to the murders, ending with Hernandez firing into Abreu and Furtado’s car because, he said, Hernandez felt they had disrespected him earlier in a club.
On July 15, 2012, the night Abreu and Furtado were murdered, Bradley said Hernandez came to his house in Connecticut in a silver Toyota 4Runner where they smoked marijuana and drank, then left to go to Club Cure in Boston, with Bradley driving the SUV.
Iside the club, Bradley cited the alleged drink-spilling incident between Abreu and Hernandez.
“He bumped into Mr. Hernandez and his drink splashed up and spilled onto Mr. Hernandez, and some got on myself as well,” he said. “Just like, a splash, more or less.”
Bradley said Hernandez retrieved the gun from inside the hood of the SUV where he had placed it and put it in the glove box. He said he drove as Hernandez told him to catch up to a BMW in which Abreu and Furtado were in. Hernandez told him to roll down the window, shouted at the men, and fired five shots. After that, Bradley said the gun began clicking, and Hernandez told Bradley to drive off.
Months later, in Feb. 2013, Bradley said Hernandez bought him a one-way ticket to Florida to attend a Super Bowl party. He said Hernandez was very paranoid, but hit up several bars and strip clubs with a group of friends during the trip. Bradley said there was a bill of over $10,000 at one of the clubs and Hernandez became angry because Bradley didn’t want to split it with him.
After the club, Bradley feel asleep in the car when he woke up to Hernandez point a gun to his face.
Bradley detailed to the court how he lost his eye and part of his finger in the shooting, as he had put his hand in front of his face in defense.
Hernandez is serving a life sentence for killing Odin Lloyd