Aaron Hernandez is already facing life in prison without parole having been convicted of the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd but the legal system is not yet done with the former New England Patriots tight end.
We already knew Hernandez was heading to trial for a 2012 double murder. Now, though, it has also been confirmed that the former NFL player, who began his sentence at a facility no more than two miles away from Gillette Stadium, has today been indicted on a new charge.
This new allegation is said to have taken place in February of 2013.
As reported by necn.com, Suffolk County Superior Court indicted Aaron Hernandez on the charge of intimidating an individual who witness the homicide of Daniel de Abreu and Safrio Furtado in Boston.
It is alleged that he shot the witness in the face in Riviera Beach, Florida.
Although the court documents do not name the witness, it is widely known to be an Alexander Bradley. Bradley has already filed his own civil law suit against the ex-Patriot after having lost an eye as a result of the gun shot.
While Hernandez did not faces federal charges in Florida, Massachusetts authorities have been able to press on with the indictment because it was, in their eyes, an attempt by Hernandez to impede a criminal investigation - the double murder - ongoing in their state.
Should he be found guilty of this latest charge then it carries a maximum sentence of 10 years. Already facing life without parole it will do little to alter Hernandez's current sentence.
Today's indictment comes almost exactly 12 months on from Hernandez's indictment for the double murder of Abreu and Furtado.
That case is likely to go to trial towards the end of this year with the claim that Hernandez was involved in the drive by shooting of the two individuals outside of a Boston club as they waited at a traffic light.
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