charged Wednesday with the slaying of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd, is being investigated in connection with a completely separate crime: a 2012 double murder in Boston.
The Boston Globe and ABC News reports Lloyd may have had information on the double murder, which happened last July 16 when Daniel Abreu and Safiro Furtado were ambushed in their car at a stop light, shot and killed.
A law enforcement official told the Boston Globe that the motive for killing Lloyd might have been that he had information on Hernandez's involvement in the double murder from last July.
The Globe reports investigators believe a fight broke out between Abreu and Furtado and a group that included Hernandez on the night of the double murder.
On June 17, 2013, Lloyd's bullet-riddled body was found in an industrial park about a mile away from Hernandez's North Attleborough, Mass., home.
Prosecutor Bill McCauley said at an arraignment Wednesday that Hernandez "orchestrated the crime from the beginning." Hernandez, who was held without bail, did not enter a plea, but his lawyer said the case against the 23-year-old football player "is not a strong case."
If convicted for Lloyd's death, Hernandez faces life in prison without parole.
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