Boston investigators are searching for tattoo artists who may have inked then- New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez either shortly before or after a 2012 double murder for which he was indicted last week.
Investigators want to talk to tattoo artists who provided Hernandez with specific tattoos on his right forearm between February 2012 and June 2013.
The former star player is scheduled to be arraigned next Wednesday in the new indictment charging him with killing two men and wounding another in a July 16, 2012, shooting. A grand jury last week indicted Hernandez on murder, assault and weapons charges in the slayings of Daniel de Abreu, 29, and Safiro Furtado, 28, and the wounding of another man in their car.
Hernandez also faces murder and weapons charges in the June 17, 2013, killing of Odin Lloyd, 27, in North Attleboro, Mass. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty in that case.
At the upcoming arraignment, scheduled in Suffolk Superior Court in Boston, prosecutors are expected to outline a more detailed account of how they allege the killings occurred.
The announcement Wednesday that Boston police and prosecutors are looking for tattoo artists who may have worked on Hernandez was cryptic – authorities took care not to describe any specific tattoo on the heavily inked former player or to outline the significance of the art.
It’s believed Hernandez could have obtained the tattoos during his extensive travels – among them, he is known to have visited Hermosa Beach, Calif.; Bristol, Conn.; Palm Beach and Miami, Fla.; Boston; and […]