A spilled drink in a Boston nightclub led former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez to kill two people in a drive-by shooting in 2012, prosecutors said Wednesday.

Prosecutors said Hernandez felt disrespected after a stranger bumped into him and spilled his drink, prompting him to follow the man and his friends, then open fire on their car at a red light.

"I think I got one in the head and one in the chest," Hernandez told a friend as they fled the intersection, prosecutors said at Hernandez's arraignment.

Hernandez, already charged with killing another man last year, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to seven charges -- including two counts of first-degree murder -- in the July 2012 shooting that killed Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado. A third man was wounded.

The two men were shot six weeks before Hernandez signed a five-year, $40 million contract with the Patriots. He was released by New England last summer after he was charged in the June 17 killing of Odin Lloyd, who was dating a sister of Hernandez's fiancee.

Suffolk District Attorney Daniel Conley wouldn't comment when reporters asked if the killings were linked. He said Lloyd was not the friend who was with Hernandez the night the two men were killed.

Hernandez continues to be held without bail.

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