Former New England Patriots tight-end Aaron Hernandez shot two men in a nightclub back in 2012 for spilling his drink, according to prosecutors.
Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to the murder charges after returning to Boston on Wednesday for a day in court.
The former tight-end has been accused of double first-degree murder and he has also been indicted by a grand jury for the murder of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd in July 2013.
Daniel Jorge Correia de Abreu and Safiro Teixeira Furtado were allegedly murdered at a traffic lights in 2012, and prosecutors have said that Hernandez was responsible after he stalked them following a collision in a nightclub.
"De Abreu accidentally knocked into Hernandez, causing his drink to spill. For the rest of the night, prosecutors allege, a hot-headed Hernandez stalked the group, until he saw them outside of the club," NBC have reported.
"He ended up following them in his car as the friends drove off, unaware Hernandez was tailing them, prosecutors said. "Yo, what’s up now?" Hernandez allegedly said at a red light before firing off a .38-caliber Smith & Wesson from his car."
Hernandez's last game for the Patriots came during the 2012 season because he was arrested before the start of the next campaign.
During his career with the Pats, the tight-end started 29 games over three seasons. He scored 18 touchdowns, and his best year came in 2011 when he caught 79 balls for 910 yards and seven TD's.
Now he looks set to be locked up for a long-time.
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