Authorities say several surveillance photos recorded hours before _ and minutes after _ his friend was shot to death show former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez holding a gun.

    The photos, taken from Hernandez's home surveillance system, are the public's first look at images showing Hernandez holding a gun both before and after the killing. Prosecutors have previously described the photos in court and in affidavits. They are in more than 100 pages of court records released Thursday by Attleboro District Court.

    Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to murder in the death of Odin Lloyd, a 27-year-old Boston semi-professional football player whose body was found June 17 in an industrial park about a mile from Hernandez's home. He was shot five times. (Associated Press)