Aaron Hernandez To Be Charged With Two Counts Of First-Degree Murder

Aaron Hernandez FootballFormer New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez’s arraignment is set to proceed, and the list of charges brought against him is extensive.

Hernandez will be arraigned at the Suffolk County Court House at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, and is set to be charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the July 2012 shooting deaths of Safiro Furtado and Daniel de Abreu.

According to the Suffolk County District Attorney, Hernandez will also be charged with three counts of armed assault with intent to murder and single counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and unlawful possession of a firearm.

Earlier this month, police indicted the former Patriots tight end on two counts of first-degree murder after an extensive investigation of the drive-by shootings of Furtado and Abreu in Boston’s South End.

Hernandez is currently being held in Bristol County Jail and is still awaiting trial on first-degree murder charges for the death of Odin Lloyd on June 17, 2013. He has been held without bail since his arrest on June 26.

After Wednesday’s hearing, the focus will likely switch back once again to the Odin Lloyd case, in which Hernandez’s associate Carlos Ortiz pleaded not guilty on a murder charge at his arraignment on Tuesday.

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