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Filing: Ex-Aaron Hernandez Friend Has Immunity In Boston Killings

Aaron Hernandez associate granted immunity in 2012 double murder in Boston

BOSTON — Lawyers for a man investigators believe was with former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez when two men were killed in Boston say he has been granted immunity by prosecutors in the 2012 double shooting.

In a court document filed Monday in a Florida lawsuit, lawyers for Alexander Bradley said they have given Hernandez's civil lawyers "the agreement for immunity" contained in a letter between a Boston prosecutor and Bradley's lawyer.

A spokeswoman for Suffolk District Attorney Daniel Conley wouldn't confirm that Bradley has received immunity, citing a policy against discussing potential witnesses.

In April, Hernandez was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the June 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd, the boyfriend of his fiancee's sister. Hernandez, once a Bristol, Conn., high school sports star, now awaits trial in December in the double homicide.

Prosecutors have said Bradley was a passenger in Hernandez's vehicle when Hernandez opened fire on the men in another vehicle. One prosecutor has described Bradley as "the only person who could implicate" Hernandez in the 2012 double homicide in Boston.

Prosecutors say Bradley, a native of East Hartford, Conn., and at one time Hernandez's friend, was in the passenger seat when Hernandez pulled up next to a car stopped at a traffic light, rolled down his window and opened fire — killing Daniel de Abreu, 29, and Safiro Furtado, 28, both Cape Verdeans who lived in Dorchester.

In Florida seven months later, after Bradley made a comment about the Boston "stuff," Hernandez shot him in the face and left him to die, a prosecutor has said. Bradley lost his right eye but survived.

Bradley did not tell police who shot him but filed a civil lawsuit several months later that named Hernandez as the gunman. This May, Hernandez was charged with a single count of witness intimidation in the shooting of Bradley. He has pleaded not guilty.

Bradley was arrested after an unrelated February 2014 shooting at a Hartford bar and is currently being held in prison.

Hernandez does not face criminal charges in Florida.

A Courant report is included in this story.

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