Aaron Hernandez friend, shot in Palm Beach County, gets immunity in double murder

A former friend of Aaron Hernandez, shot in the face in an industrial park near Riviera Beach while he was riding in the former NFL star’s car, has received immunity in the case of two men police say Hernandez killed in Boston in 2012.

Hartford Police mug shot of Alexander Bradley

Hartford Police mug shot of Alexander Bradley

Hernandez shot the friend, Alexander Bradley to shut him up about the double murder, Massachusetts prosecutors alleged when they charged Hernandez with witness tampering in May. Hernandez is set to stand trial in December in the July 2012 killings of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado in Boston’s South End.

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 Just after dawn on Feb. 13, 2013, Bradley was driven to an industrial park outside Riviera Beach, shot once in the head and left to die.

A man, who had just arrived at work, heard a gunshot and spotted an SUV driving away. Minutes later, he found Bradley curled up in a fetal position and telling him to call 911.

NORTH ATTLEBORO, MA - AUGUST 22: Aaron Hernandez is escorted into the courtroom of the Attleboro District Court for his hearing on August 22, 2013 in North Attleboro, Massachusetts. Former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez has been indicted on a first-degree murder charge for the death of Odin Lloyd. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Aaron Hernandez is escorted into the courtroom North Attleboro, Mass. Former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez has been convicted of first-degree murder for the death of Odin Lloyd. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Bradley, who lost his eye as a result of the shooting, never cooperated with Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputies, so no criminal case was opened.

Bradley did, however, file a federal civil suit against Hernandez in West Palm Beach. Bradley’s lawyers filed a motion in that case Monday, saying they were giving documents about an “Agreement for Immunity” in the double murder case over to Hernandez’s Florida attorneys.

Massachusetts prosecutors have not said for certain that Bradley will testify against Hernandez in the double murder trial. Four months after Bradley was shot near Riviera Beach, Hernandez shot and killed Odin Lloyd in a secluded industrial park near Hernandez’s home in Bristol County, Massachusetts. Hernandez was convicted of Lloyd’s killing in April and has received a life sentence.

 

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