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Former Friend of Aaron Hernandez Granted Immunity In The 2012 Boston Double Homicide Case

August 25, 2015  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Former Friend of Aaron Hernandez Granted Immunity In The 2012 Boston Double Homicide Case

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Attorneys for a man investigators believe was with former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez when two men were slain in a driveby in Boston say he has been granted immunity by prosecutors in the 2012 double shooting.

In a court document filed Monday in a Florida lawsuit, lawyers for Alexander Bradley said they have given Hernandez’s civil lawyers “the agreement for immunity” contained in a letter between a Boston prosecutor and Bradley’s lawyer.

A spokeswoman for Suffolk District Attorney Daniel Conley wouldn’t confirm that Bradley has received immunity, citing a policy against discussing potential witnesses.

Hernandez faces trial in December in the deaths of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado.

In addition, Hernandez  has been charged with the alleged shooting of Bradley in Florida, referring to Bradley as a “percipient witness” to the Boston killings. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

A spokeswoman for Conley declined to comment Monday, writing in an e-mail that as “a matter of policy, we don’t discuss or identify potential witnesses in any of our cases.”

The filing on Monday also indicated that Bradley has testified before a Suffolk County grand jury, as well as a grand jury in Bristol County, where Hernandez was convicted in April of murdering Odin L. Loyd, a Dorchester man who had dated the sister of Hernandez’s fiancee.

Hernandez is serving a life sentence for Lloyd’s murder, but his lawyers are challenging the conviction. They did not respond to a request for comment on Monday.

Pickering, Bradley’s criminal lawyer, also did not return messages. Bradley is currently jailed in Connecticut on unrelated gun charges.

According to prior court filings, Bradley was the passenger in Hernandez’s vehicle when Hernandez pulled up alongside a car that de Abreu and Furtado were in and allegedly opened fire.

Prosecutors say Hernandez shot de Abreu and Furtado after de Abreu bumped into Hernandez at a Boston nightclub, causing the athlete to spill some of his drink.

Bradley also testified against Hernandez in the Lloyd case in Bristol County and said Hernandez handled what appeared to be a Glock firearm in a hotel room about four months before the death of Lloyd, who was killed with a .45 caliber Glock near Hernandez’s North Attleborough home.

Hernandez is scheduled to stand trial in the double homicide case in December in Suffolk Superior Court.

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