According to Nick Underhill of MassLive.com, Massachusetts state police believe they have recovered the murder weapon that was used in the 2012 double murder in Boston that former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been linked to.
State Police believe they have recovered a weapon used in an unsolved double murder that has been connected to former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, according to CBS 3 Springfield, media partner of MassLive.com and The Republican.
Police recovered the weapon on June 21 after Jailene Diaz-Ramos, 19, of Bristol, Conn., was involved in a multiple car accident on Interstate 91. Upon inspecting the vehicle, police found a .38-caliber Smith and Wesson revolver in a briefcase inside the vehicle.
“When we tow a vehicle we conduct an inventory to protect the (car) owner, the trooper and the tow company,” Lt. Daniel Richard said.
Diaz-Ramos was charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition without permits and improper storage of a weapon, Richard said.
The gun was taken as evidence, and there was an investigation to try to find out who the legal owner was, he said.
The weapon was linked to the double murder after undergoing ballistics testing.
State police sources told CBS 3 Springfield that the weapon was sent for ballistics testing, where it was linked to the July 2012 double murder of Daniel Abreu and Safiro Furtado in Boston. Police have been investigating Hernandez for a possible connection to the case.
This is huge. This could almost certainly link Hernandez to the double murders once and for all.