Arrest Warrant Issued For Patriots’ Aaron Hernandez

Arrest Warrant Issued For Patriots' Aaron HernandezNew England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez reportedly has an arrest warrant issued for obstruction of justice.

‘Smashed intentionally’

ABC News’ Michele McPhee provides an interesting update on the state of Hernandez’s security system and cell phone:

The investigator, and other law enforcement sources, confirmed that the security system—which included video surveillance—was smashed intentionally… And a cell phone used by Hernandez was handed over to investigators “in pieces” by his attorneys, the sources said.

A law enforcement source told FOX 25 Wednesday night Hernandez appears to be directly tied to the homicide of Odin Lloyd… FOX 25’s Bob Ward’s sources have confirmed that there is video evidence of Hernandez and two other men wearing hooded sweatshirts walking into Hernandez’s home within minutes of neighbors hearing gunshots… Just about an hour before Hernandez was caught on video walking into his home, Hernandez was seen at Lloyd’s home in Dorchester.


‘Paper warrant’

A source told FOX 25’s Bob Ward that the warrant, for obstruction of justice, was issued early Friday morning. The source says the warrant is what is known as a “paper warrant.” State Police are not executing it for the time being. If the warrant were entered into the system, any police officer could immediately arrest Hernandez.

Police reportedly developed an interest in questioning Hernandez after a rental car became an integral piece of evidence in the murder of a 27-year-old Boston man, whose body was found on Monday within a mile of Hernandez’s home. It’s unclear whether he was murdered in that location or dropped there.

What is the main involvement of Aaron Hernandez in this homicide case? Feel free to share your speculations with us!

 

Source: Tyler Conway | Bleacher Report

Image: Sports Illustrated

Wrongly Convicted Man Exonerated, Released After 16 Years

A Colorado man wrongly convicted and sentenced to life in prison for the rape and murder of a woman found strangled with a dog leash was exonerated on the basis of new DNA evidence and set free on Monday after spending more than 16 years behind bars.

Robert “Rider” Dewey walked out of a courthouse in Grand Junction, Colorado, a free man after a judge found him innocent of the 1994 killing and said his exoneration marked a “historic day” for the state.

Mesa County District Judge Brian Flynn said during the brief hearing: “This is a reminder to the entire system that it’s not perfect.” He said prosecutors had not committed misconduct, Dewey had been represented by good defense attorneys, and an impartial jury had heard the case but added: “Despite all these things, the system didn’t work.”

Prosecutors announced earlier on Monday they were seeking an arrest warrant for a new suspect in the 1994 killing who was identified by DNA testing and is already serving a life sentence for a similar 1989 murder.


Dewey was sentenced to life without parole for the rape and murder of 19-year-old Jacie Taylor in the western Colorado town of Palisade. Taylor’s partially clothed body was found in her bathtub in June 1994. She had been beaten, sexually assaulted and strangled with a dog leash.

Dewey, wearing a blue dress shirt and slacks and long brown hair held in place by braids, left the courthouse with his attorneys and pen-pal girlfriend Angela Brandenberg, who had not met him in person until Monday’s hearing. His first act of freedom was to inhale deeply from a burning sprig of sage lit by Brandenburg, which he described as a Native American ritual.

Should wrongly convicted people receive compensation for the years robbed from them? Share your thoughts with us!

Source: Yahoo News

Image: The Inquisitr