Aaron Hernandez was in a Massachusetts courtroom this afternoon to face two charges of first-degree murder stemming from a 2012 shooting. And the motive behind the killings, according to prosecutors, was incredibly trivial.
Prosecutors say [Hernandez] gunned down two men in their car last year after one of them accidentally bumped into him at a Boston nightclub, spilling a drink.
Hernandez pleaded not guilty in Suffolk Superior Court Wednesday afternoon in the shooting deaths of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado. A third man was wounded.
Prosecutors say Hernandez became agitated and told a friend that de Abreu had deliberately bumped him. Prosecutors say Hernandez later tracked down de Abreu and his friends and opened fire on their car from an SUV.
The former New England Patriots star pleaded not guilty to the charges. He’s also facing a first-degree murder charge for the 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd.
A spilled drink at a nightclub. Serious stuff. Jesus Christ.