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Aaron Hernandez focus of grand jury probe into 2012 double homicide Published: July 24, 2013

Prosecutors have begun making the case to a Suffolk County grand jury that former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez should be charged in the shooting death of two men on a South End street last July, according to two law enforcement officials briefed on the investigation. “The case against Hernandez appears to be strengthening,” one of the officials said.

The Boston Globe reports officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to discuss the case publicly. Grand jury proceedings are conducted behind closed doors, but the development indicates that the investigation is now more narrowly focused on Hernandez as the man responsible for the killings of two Cape Verdean immigrants, Safiro Furtado and Daniel Abreu. They were shot early on July 16, 2012, when someone in an SUV with Rhode Island license plates pulled up next to their car and began firing. Hernandez’s lawyer, Michael Fee, did not return e-mails or messages left for him at his office.

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