A short time ago, Aaron Hernandez made an appearance in court to face the two first-degree murder charges that were brought against him recently. According to Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley, the former Patriots tight end was responsible for killing two men named Daniel Abreu and Safiro Furtado in a drive-by shooting back in July 2012 after an altercation at a Boston nightclub. And while Hernandez did plead not guilty to both of those charges today, it's clear that the DA feels as though he has a strong care against Hernandez.

"These men were ambushed and executed as they drove home along Shawmut Avenue," Conley said in court. "Neither of the victims were involved in gangs, guns, or violence of any kind. Their chance encounter inside a club triggered a series of events that culminated in these murders."

Conley went on to say that he believes Hernandez was the one who pulled the trigger and ultimately ended both of the mens' lives. Both of the murder charges have been added to the original murder charges that Hernandez was hit with last summer for his alleged role in the killing of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd.

Stay tuned for more details.

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[via USA TODAY Sports]