The gun that former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez is alleged to have used in the July 2012 killing of two Massachusetts men has been located, according to Springfield’s CBS 3 News.
Police say a traffic crash June 21 on Interstate 91 in Springfield yielded the weapon. Jailene Diaz-Ramos of Bristol, Connecticut was involved in the accident.
When police took inventory of the vehicle, they discovered a .38-caliber Smith and Wesson revolver inside a black briefcase in the trunk of the car.
The gun was sent for ballistics testing, which determined it was the weapon used when two men — Safiro Furtado and Daniel Abreu — were fatally shot outside a Boston nightclub.
Court documents reveal that Diaz-Ramos said the briefcase belonged to a friend she referred to as “Chicago.” She also told investigators that she drove “Chicago” and his friends, who are football players, to work.