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Surviving witness in Aaron Hernandez double murder trial recalls “panic” during testimony

March 9, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Surviving witness in Aaron Hernandez double murder trial recalls “panic” during testimony

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A surviving witness who testified in the double-murder trial of ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez recanted the “panic” that overcame him the moment his two friends were gunned down during a drive-by shooting in Boston in 2012.

Aquilino Freire said on the stand Wednesday, how he was present in the back seat of a BMW the moment Safiro Furtado and Daniel de Abreu were fatally shot to death following an altercation with Hernandez in a Boston nightclub.

Earlier in the night, Freire said he was “just drinking, having fun” with Abreu and Furtado inside the Cure Lounge prior to the shooting taking place.

Freire recalled how he heard a man’s voice yell, “What up (expletive)” before gunshots rang out. CBS Boston reports.

The witness testified before the court how he was screaming and waving for help as he bled heavily from his right arm.

Freire also described how “it was like a panic” while he tried to encourage de Abreau to “keep strong.”

Aaron Hernandez stands accused of opening fire on Abreu and Furtado from a silver Toyota 4Runner.

The double murder trial will resume on Thursday.

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