Witness Comes Forward in Hernandez Case

Published on 2-Oct-2013 by Stacey Mickles

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Witness Comes Forward in Hernandez Case

Prosecutors continue to build what looks like to be a strong case against former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez.

At least, in one of his cases.

The past weeks have seen several new developments, one being a witness to one of the murders breaking his silence.

A man who witnessed the double-homicide that took place last summer says Hernandez was the shooter. He told his story on a Boston TV station. The man wanted to remain anonymous because he fears for his safety.

"Things happened so fast. I was trying to defend myself," the witness said in the interview. "They were shooting everywhere inside the car, front to back. They just came to kill. That's it.

"When I see [Hernandez's] face, I just recognize his face. Compare his face that night to his face now. It's that face that I remember," he continued.

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Along with this witness, court documents also show that investigators found a silver SUV with Rhode Island license plates -- which was used in the 2012 shootings -- was rented by Hernandez. 

Also, the gun that the police thought to be used in the 2012 murders was found in June in the trunk of a friend of Hernandez.  

Hernandez's girlfriend, Shayanna Jenkins, was indicted on perjury charges and could face from 20 years to life if convicted. She is accused of having lied about what she knew in the Odin Lloyd murder case

Police seem to have more evidence in the double-homicide than in the Lloyd case, in which Hernandez is also being accused of being involved. 

Hernandez, of course, maintains his innocence, but as the evidence continues to build up, it looks like a conviction in this case is almost certain.

But as history has shown us recently -- think OJ -- nothing is certain.