Hernandez Killed 2 Over Spilled Drink: Prosecutor
NFL great allegedly felt disrespected in club
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted May 28, 2014 5:43 PM CDT
Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez listens to the prosecution's summary of facts as he is arraigned on homicide charges at Suffolk Superior Court in Boston Wednesday.   (AP Photo/Dominick Reuter, Pool)

(Newser) – He was a star player on a star NFL team, so what could possibly have turned Aaron Hernandez into a murderer? In laying out their case against Hernandez today in a 2012 drive-by slaying that left two men dead, prosecutors offered this scene from a Boston nightclub:

  • "Shortly thereafter, Daneil de Abreu, while dancing nearby, accidentally bumped into the defendant, causing the defendant's drink to partially spill. The defendant became angered and increasingly agitated, particularly after Mr. de Abreu smiled and did not apologize."

Yes, a spilled drink, reports AP and CBS News. Prosecutors say Hernandez and a friend waited for the victims to leave the bar, then pulled up alongside their car. Hernandez allegedly said, "Yo, what's up now," opened fire, and told his friend, "I think I got one in the head and one in the chest" as they sped away. Prosecutors say he was right. Hernandez pleaded not guilty today. He also faces murder charges in the slaying of another man the following year.

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Shush Allow
May 29, 2014 7:20 PM CDT
This Hernandez is nothing but some punk as child who never grew up. A man child idiot lost in a football players body. The sad part is he actually thought he would get away with it because he played football. His best defense is to say he had a concussion from getting hit too many times in the head.
Norman Johnson
May 29, 2014 4:52 PM CDT
That is very cold.I'm not a religious man,and I don't hold with the arguments between the scientific folks and the faith folks ,but I read the Bible ,for what its worth, and I think if people would crack open the good book more often there would be less of these types of murders.
Lefty_Libby
May 29, 2014 4:28 PM CDT
This psycho needs to permanently go bye bye.