During a chance encounter Abreu bumped into Hernandez. The victim smiled, but didn't apologize which angered Hernandez.
Alexander Bradley, who was with Hernandez convinced him to go outside. The two went to the former player's Toyota 4Runner and waited until Furtado and Abreu left the club.
“He fired five rounds into the car (with a witness) hearing a clicking noise after all the bullets fired,” Assistant District Attorney Patrick Haggan said.
“These homicides were as brutal as they were senseless,” Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said. “[de Abreu and Furtado] were out for a good time. They had no idea this was coming.”
Hernandez, 24, pleaded not guilty to both murder charges. He will remain in jail after being denied bail. He has been locked up since June 26, 2013 when he arrested at his home for allegedly murdering Odin Lloyd in an unrelated case.