NewsRadio 920 WHJJ and the Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for former NFL star Aaron Hernandez say he is innocent of new charges that he ambushed and killed two men after a chance encounter in a Boston nightclub nearly two years ago.

Hernandez was indicted Thursday on first-degree murder and other charges in the July 2012 shooting deaths of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado.

Prosecutors say Hernandez gunned down the men as they sat in a car at a red light in Boston after leaving the nightclub.

The former New England Patriots tight end is already awaiting trial on charges he shot to death 27-year-old Odin Lloyd near Hernandez's North Attleborough home last year.

In a statement, defense attorneys say Hernandez looks forward to his day in court.