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Aaron Hernandez, Convicted Murderer, Charged With Witness Intimidation

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By    |   Tuesday, 12 May 2015 12:45 PM

Aaron Hernandez, the former New England Patriots tight end who was convicted of murder last month, has been charged with witness intimidation in a separate double murder case in Boston.

Friday’s grand jury indictment stems from a 2012 case in which the former football star is accused of gunning down two men in Boston after an incident at a nightclub in which Hernandez spilled his drink, The Associated Press reported.

"Hernandez allegedly shot [a witness] in the face on the morning of Feb. 13, 2013, and left him to die on the side of the road in Riviera Beach, Florida, after the witness made a remark about the homicides," the office of Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley said in a news release.

The AP identified the witness as Alexander Bradley, who got into an argument with Hernandez at a strip club in Miami. Bradley lost an eye in the shooting.

Bradley didn’t initially cooperate with authorities, so no criminal charges were filed until now, CNN reported.

Bradley, who had previously been named the godfather of Hernandez’s daughter, filed a civil lawsuit against Hernandez in 2013, Boston.com reported.

Bradley’s lawyer, David Jaroslawicz, said he was unaware that Bradley was a witness in the double murder case, according to the AP.

Last month Hernandez was found guilty of the 2013 killing of another man, Odin Lloyd, and sentenced to life in prison. In the double murder case, he is accused of shooting Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado outside a Boston nightclub. His lawyers are set to return to court in that case on May 21.

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