Just a short time ago Aaron Hernandez had a $40 million contract with the Patriots.  Now he's facing life in prison for murder charges for the death of Odin Lloyd and multiple gun charges.  Now, he's also being investigated in an unsolved double murder last year.

Investigators believe a fight broke out at Cure, a club in the South End, between two men and a group that included Hernandez.

The two men, Daniel Abreu and Safiro Furtado, friends who grew up in Cape Verde, left the club with three other men in a BMW sedan in the early morning hours of July 16, 2012.

Abreu, who was driving, stopped at a traffic light on Shawmut Avenue, about to make a left onto Herald Street, when a silver or gray SUV with Rhode Island license plates pulled alongside the sedan. Someone from the SUV opened fire, killing Abreu, 29, and Furtado, 28.

The men who were with them survived the attack and the killings were left unsolved.

The officials said investigators now believe that Odin Lloyd, the man Hernandez is charged with killing in a North Attleborough industrial park June 17, may have had information about Hernandez’s role in the double slaying.


Hernandez has already pleaded not guilty to the charges, and so far no official charges have been brought for the double murder police are investigating.

More on this story at Boston.com.

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