In the year leading up to his arrest for the murder of Odin Lloyd, was former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez trying to see how much trouble he could get himself into? It sure seems like it.

Hernandez—who, in addition to the Lloyd murder, is also being investigated for his role in a drive-by shooting that resulted in two men getting killed outside of a Boston nightclub—was recently named as a the shooter in the double murder by a man who was inside of the car that got shot up. The unidentified man claims that Hernandez pulled the trigger back on July 16, 2012 outside of the Cure nightclub in Boston and killed Danny Abreu and Safiro Furtado shortly after getting into a fight with them inside of the club. The man recognized Hernandez after seeing all of the media coverage surrounding Lloyd's murder.

"When I see his face, I just recognize his face," he told Fox Boston recently. "Compare his face that night to his face now. It's that face that I remember."

That's not the only evidence that police have against Hernandez when it comes to the double murder, either. In addition to the statement provided by the witness, police also have a gun that they believe was used in the shooting, an SUV that they believe was used in the shooting, and surveillance video of Hernandez inside Cure with Abreu and Furtado. So things aren't looking too good for him right now.

Seriously, what in the world was this guy thinking in the year leading up to his arrest?!

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[via Deadspin]