Aaron Hernandez Case Update: Prosecutors Believe Hernandez Tattoos Could be Evidence, Seek Tattoo Artists

By Zachary Stieber
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Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.
May 23, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Prosecutors in the Aaron Hernandez case believe that some of his tattoos might be evidence in the case, in which he is charged with killing two men in Boston in 2012 and another man in North Attleborough in 2013.

The Suffolk District Attorney Daniel Conley said in a statement that investigators want to talk to the artist or artists “who provided Hernandez with specific tattoos on his right forearm between February 2012 and June 2013.”

Police reportedly inspected the tattoos in an effort to see whether the former football star had any gang ties.

After studying them, prosecutors believe that some of the tattoos could reveal important information pertaining to the alleged murders.

Conley’s office wouldn’t specify which tattoos are of interest.

“In order not to taint any potential statements, authorities are not publicly describing the specific tattoos or the nature of the inquiry — only that the artists may have made observations of evidentiary value in the pending Suffolk County murder prosecutions,” his office said in the press release.

TMZ reports that police believe that he got the tattoos in question to memorialize his role in the 2012 drive-by shooting that killed Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado.

The tattoos are on his right forearm.

It’s not known where he got the tattoos because he frequently traveled around the country.

Anoyne with information should contact the Boston Police at 617-343-5839.

Hernandez is being held without bail at the Bristol County jail. His arraignment is scheduled for May 28.

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.