Judge Unseals Documents In Hernandez Murder Investigation
A Massachusetts judge released eight search warrants in the murder investigation involving former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez on Tuesday.
Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to murder and gun charges in the shooting death of Odin Lloyd. A judge has denied bail for Hernandez, who is being held at the Bristol County House of Correction in Dartmouth.
Lloyd, a semi-pro football player, was found dead on June 17 at an industrial park in North Attleboro not far from Hernandez’s home.
The records total 156 pages and summarize the investigation into the death of Lloyd
According to an affidavit attached to search warrants, Hernandez was “argumentative” when police told him they were “conducting a death investigation.”
Police searched his home and a reported “flop house” several times during the investigation. During the searches, police said they found ammunition matching the caliber of gun used in Lloyd’s killing as well as a white-hooded sweatshirt and baseball cap worn by Hernandez the night Lloyd died.
Despite all of the searches, police acknowledge they have not recovered the .45-caliber gun used to kill Lloyd.
Hernandez and Lloyd were at Rumor nightclub in Boston the Friday night before his murder. They got so drunk that night they never made it back into Hernandez’s house and slept outside.
Hernandez’s attorneys have said the evidence against him is circumstantial.
Carlos Ortiz and Ernest Wallace have also been implicated in the case but currently face lesser charges. (Metro Networks Inc.)