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Aaron Hernandez investigated in 2012 killings

Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez, already accused in the execution-style slaying of a Dorchester man this month, is now being investigated in an unsolved 2012 drive-by shooting in Boston’s South End that killed two men, two law enforcement officials briefed on the investigation said.

The double homicide, a brutal attack last July 16 on a car stopped at a traffic light, occurred one month before the Patriots signed Hernandez to a $40 million contract extension, raising the chilling possibility that the region’s beloved NFL franchise carried a double murderer on the roster last season.

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