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Prosecutor claims Aaron Hernandez got guns and bullets tattoos to commemorate double murders

December 28, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Prosecutor claims Aaron Hernandez got guns and bullets tattoos to commemorate double murders Hernandez smirks in court as his next trial date is set

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Prosecutors in the double murder trial of Aaron Hernandez claim the former New England Patriots adorned himself in guns and bullets tattoos as a commemoration a double murder and the shooting of a witness.

Lawyers for Hernandez are fighting to prevent any mention of his tattoos and text messages sent to his sports agent, out of his upcoming trial for the 2012 drive-by shooting deaths of 28-year-old Safiro Furtado and 29-year-old Daniel de Abreu following a confrontation at a nightclub in downtown Boston.

Prosecutors claim Hernandez shot both men after one of them bumped into him in the nightclub.

During a pre-trial hearing on Tuesday in Suffolk County Court, Assistant District Attorney Patrick Haggan said Hernandez had the tattoos done following the slayings of Furtado and Abreu, The Boston Herald reported.

The tattoos show the cylinder of a revolver with one empty chamber and five live rounds with the words ‘God Forgives,’ written backward, so it can be read looking in the mirror.

Prosecutors told the court  on Tuesday that certain tattoos were meant as a memento of the 2012 drive-by shooting

“In late March of 2013, Mr. Hernandez went to a tattoo parlor in California and asked a tattoo artist for the cylinder of a revolver and requested that the cylinder includes one empty chamber and five live rounds,” Haggan said in court.

“The Commonwealth will show ballistic evidence that five shots were fired into the car that killed two men, and there were five wounds to the decedents.”

Hernandez was convicted and sentenced to life in prison life for the 2013 first-degree murder of Odin L. Lloyd.

He has pleaded not guilty in the murders of de Abreu and Furtado.

Dead: Safiro Furtado (left) and Daniel de Abreu (right) were shot dead while in a car in July 2012

Prosecutors also brought additional charges od witness intimidation against Hernandez in the shooting of Alexander Bradley, a former friend who claimed he was present when the former NFL star shot the two victims.

Bradley lost an eye in the incident after Hernandez allegedly shot him in the face in 2013 in an attempt to silence him from cooperating with police.

Hagan said after shooting Bradley, Hernandez asked the same tattoo artist to draw a semiautomatic handgun with one smoking, empty shell casing.

Prosecutors added that police discovered Bradley near death in Riviera Beach, Florida in Feb. 2013, with one spent shell casing alongside him, fired from a similar gun Hernandez had tattooed on his body.

Alexander Bradley, who claims he witnessed the 2012 double homicide, say he was shot in the face by Hernandez to silence him from cooperating with police

Attorneys for the convicted killer called the prosecution’s theory, speculation, and argued that allowing the jury to hear of Hernandez’s tattoos presented a violation of their client’s constitutional rights to a fair trial.

Prosecutors countered that all of Hernandez’s tattoos have profound meanings.

Additionally, the defense also asked the judge to bar text messages exchanges where Bradley threatens to sue Hernandez, which he later forwarded to his sports agent, and former lawyer, Brian Murphy.

Attorneys for the former NFL star argued that contents of the messages were protected by attorney-client privilege.

Hernandez’s tattoos include a cylinder of a revolver with one empty chamber and five live rounds. Underneath, are the words ‘God Forgives,’ written backward so it can be seen while looking in the mirror

The prosecution emphasized the texts directly linked Hernandez to the crime and argued they should not be protected because Murphy was not Hernandez’s acting lawyer at the time.

Suffolk Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Locke said he would take both matters under advisement.

Last week a witness, Raychides Sanches identified Hernandez as the shooter in the deaths of de Abreu and Furtado.

Sanches testified in court that he was in the car on the night of July 16th, 2012, when his two friends were gunned down.

When prosecutors asked Sanches who the gunman was, he nodded in the direction of the former NFL player, “looked like him,” he said. “Hernandez.”

Hernandez’s murder trial is slated to begin in February.

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