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Early Thursday, former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez was charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the July 2012 killing of two Boston men.

Hernandez, who is currently awaiting trial in a separate case, could be arraigned as early as next week.

According to CNN:

Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley told reporters at a news conference Thursday that a grand jury returned the indictments in the shooting deaths of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado.

“Mr. de Abreu and Mr. Furtado were ambushed and executed as they drove home along Shawmut Avenue in Boston’s South End in the early morning hours of July 16, 2012,” Conley said.

The 24-year-old has also been charged with three counts of armed assault with intent to murder and one count of assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon.

The latter four counts reflect shots fired at three people inside the car that de Abreu and Furtado were in, Conley said. One of the people in the car suffered a gunshot wound, he said.

Conley said that Hernandez was driving an SUV that pulled up alongside de Abreu and Furtado’s car near the nightclub and that the former football star fired a .38-caliber revolver at them

Hernandez has also been charged with unlawfully carrying the gun he allegedly used in the attack, Conley said.

We’ll keep you updated with the latest in the Hernandez cases.

SOURCE: CNN | VIDEO SOURCE: News Inc.

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