Aaron Hernandez pleaded not guilty in court on Thursday. His neck tattoo begged to differ.
The convicted murderer faces charges of witness intimidation in the February 2013 shooting of friend Alexander Bradley in Florida. Bradley allegedly accompanied Hernandez to a Boston nightclub in the summer of 2012, where, the Suffolk County district attorney alleges, the former New England Patriots tight end murdered two immigrants.
A guilty verdict in this current case figures to work against Hernandez in the double-murder trial. Like Hernandez’s murder of Odin Lloyd, the shooting of Bradley may have stemmed from the tight end’s desire to cover up the double-murder, some theorize.
“Hernandez allegedly shot him in the face on the morning of Feb. 13, 2013, and left him to die on the side of the road in Riviera Beach, Florida, after the witness made a remark about the homicides,” the DA’s office said in a statement released to Breitbart Sports last week. “Though this shooting took place outside of Massachusetts, it may be prosecuted under Ch. 268, Sect. 13B, of the Massachusetts General Laws as willfully causing physical injury to a witness with the intent to impede a Suffolk County criminal investigation. The charge carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in state prison.”
Hernandez’s new jailhouse tattoo, featuring a star with the word “lifetime” above it, threatens the the convicted murder with loss of electronic devices for 60 days. What’s 60 days without radio and TV when you face a “lifetime” without freedom?