UPDATES: Patriots’ Aaron Hernandez Questioned In Homicide Investigation

UPDATES Patriots’ Aaron Hernandez Questioned In Homicide InvestigationNew England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was reportedly questioned by police in North Attleborough, Mass., on Monday as part of an ongoing investigation of a murder that allegedly took place near his home.  According to a report from WBZ-TV managing editor Peter Wilson, Hernandez isn’t out of the woods yet with regards to the investigation:

‘Not cooperating’

BREAKING: Law enforcement source tells @karenreports that Aaron Hernandez has not been ruled out as a suspect. He is not cooperating. #wbz

Fox Boston reporter Ted Daniel updates on the situation:

LAW SOURCE: Aaron Hernandez was driver of a vehicle Odin LLoyd and 2 others in. Lloyd found dead one mile from Hernandez home.

LAW SOURCE: Aaron Hernandez was driver of a vehicle Odin LLoyd and 2 others in. Lloyd found dead one mile from Hernandez home.

2 LAW SOURCES: Homicide victim Odin Lloyd sent text to a friend that included a reference to Aaron Hernandez.

LAW SOURCE: Forensic evidence places vehicle “driven by” Aaron Hernandez at “crime scene”. Don’t know what scene that is.


‘Drug related’

Sports Illustrated‘s Pete Thamel added a few more details to this developing situation:

Fox 25 also reports that Hernandez has a sophisticated surveillance system and police trying to access the hard drive.

Fox 25 also reports the murder is “drug related, specifically marijuana.

Fox 25 in Hernandez report “He has not been ruled out as a suspect in the totality of this investigation.” Also “directly tied” to homicide.

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 real involvement of Aaron Hernandez in this homicide case? (That is, if he is indeed involved). How will this affect his NFL career? Feel free to share your speculations via the comment box below!

 

Source: Tyler Conway, Bleacher Report

Image: New York Post

Patriots’ Aaron Hernandez Questioned In Homicide Investigation

Patriots' Aaron Hernandez Questioned In Homicide InvestigationNew England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was reportedly questioned by North Attleboro, Mass., police on Monday as part of an ongoing investigation of a possible murder that took place near his home.

‘Integral piece of evidence’

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.

Police are currently working with Enterprise, the vehicle’s leaser, to dust the vehicle for fingerprints and check for other evidence. Thamel and Bedard’s Report notes that a source close to the investigation has said Hernandez’s name is tied to the rental car. It’s unclear whether Hernandez himself rented the car or not.


‘Uncooperative’

ABC News’ Michele McPhee reported that the man murdered, who was unidentified as of publication, is an “associate” of Hernandez’s. ABC News also found out that Hernandez has been uncooperative with police since the investigation began, while Thamel and Bedard have reported the New England tight end has consulted an attorney in the case.

The Patriots organization has refrained from commenting on the investigation. A source close to Hernandez has confirmed that Hernandez did speak with investigators this week, but his representation refused to comment on the matter when contacted by Sports Illustrated.

How do you think is Aaron Hernandez involved in this homicide probe? And how will this affect his NFL career?

Source: Tyler Conway, Bleacher Report

Image: Deadspin