Tattoo Art Implicates Aaron Hernandez in Double Murder, Prosecutors Say - NECN
Aaron Hernandez Trial

Aaron Hernandez Trial

Former New England Patriots Tight End Faces Double-Murder Charge

Tattoo Art Implicates Aaron Hernandez in Double Murder, Prosecutors Say

Hernandez is accused of gunning down two men, Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado, at a Boston stoplight in July 2012

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    A tattoo artist who designed several tattoos for Aaron Hernandez testified Wednesday in the former New England Patriots star's double murder trial.

    (Published Wednesday, March 15, 2017)

    Tattoos were at the center of the trial against Aaron Hernandez Wednesday, with prosecutors trying to prove he memorialized the double murder in his body art.

    By the words "God forgives," five bullets are in the revolver tattooed on Hernandez's arm, allegedly symbolizing what it took to kill Safiro Furtado and Daniel de Abreu in 2012. The two men were gunned down in a car in Boston's South End, and Hernandez is charged in their murder.

    With no jurors present Wednesday, David Nelson, the artist who designed several of Hernandez's tattoos, testified before a judge that the former Patriots tight end determined the number of bullets in the cylinder.

    The defense, however, says the ink does not amount to guilt, and they say Nelson's changing story only adds to why they don't want a jury to hear from him.

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    Jurors saw the gun allegedly used by Aaron Hernandez to kill two men in 2012.

    (Published Monday, March 13, 2017)

    Prosecutors say the blood doesn't lie, and family members of the victims were emotional as articles of clothing from the scene were presented. A detective said the bullets that pierced the shirt matched the murder weapon.

    A fingerprint analyst also testified that while no prints were found on the alleged getaway car, it appears someone touched it. Prosecutors say it shows signs of a cover-up.

    Hernandez is already serving a life sentence without parole for the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd. Testimony resumes Thursday at 9 a.m.

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