Homicide

Lawyers: Hernandez looks forward to proving he's innocent of gunning down 2 men in Boston

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  • In this July 16, 2012 photo, Boston Police investigate a car in which Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado were shot to death near the intersection of Herald Street and Shawmut Avenue in Boston. Prosecutors on Thursday, May 15, 2014 announced that former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez had been indicted on murder charges in their deaths. Hernandez is awaiting trial in a separate 2013 shooting death of Odin Lloyd, whose body was found in North Attleborough, Mass., not far from Hernandez's home. (AP photo/Courtney Sacco)

    In this July 16, 2012 photo, Boston Police investigate a car in which Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado were shot to death near the intersection of Herald Street and Shawmut Avenue in Boston. Prosecutors on Thursday, May 15, 2014 announced that former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez had been indicted on murder charges in their deaths. Hernandez is awaiting trial in a separate 2013 shooting death of Odin Lloyd, whose body was found in North Attleborough, Mass., not far from Hernandez's home. (AP photo/Courtney Sacco)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this July 16, 2012 photo, Boston Police investigate a car in which Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado were shot to death near the intersection of Herald Street and Shawmut Avenue in Boston. Prosecutors on Thursday, May 15, 2014 announced that former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez had been indicted on murder charges in their deaths. Hernandez is awaiting trial in a separate 2013 shooting death of Odin Lloyd, whose body was found in North Attleborough, Mass., not far from Hernandez's home. (AP Photo/Courtney Sacco)

    In this July 16, 2012 photo, Boston Police investigate a car in which Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado were shot to death near the intersection of Herald Street and Shawmut Avenue in Boston. Prosecutors on Thursday, May 15, 2014 announced that former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez had been indicted on murder charges in their deaths. Hernandez is awaiting trial in a separate 2013 shooting death of Odin Lloyd, whose body was found in North Attleborough, Mass., not far from Hernandez's home. (AP Photo/Courtney Sacco)  (The Associated Press)

Former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez has been charged in the shooting deaths of two men after what prosecutors say was a chance encounter inside a Boston nightclub in 2012, but his lawyers say he looks forward to proving his innocence.

The 24-year-old Hernandez is accused of killing Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado. A third man was wounded in the attack. Prosecutors say they were gunned down by Hernandez as their vehicle was stopped at a red light after they left the nightclub.

Hernandez has pleaded not guilty in the killing last year of Odin Lloyd, 27, a semi-pro football player whose body was found near Hernandez's home. He is expected to be arraigned on the new charges in Suffolk Superior Court next week.