NFL Star Aaron Hernandez Arrested And Charged With Murder

NFL Star Aaron Hernandez Arrested And Charged With MurderFormer New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder after being the focus of the homicide investigation of semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd in an industrial park near Hernandez’s home.

‘Video evidence’

Hernandez is being held without bail following the announcement of the charges, video evidence of him carrying a firearm and shell casings discovered in his car. Late Wednesday night police placed Carlos Ortiz in custody in relation to the Hernandez case.

The Boston Globe’s Wesley Lowery has the latest on Aaron Hernandez:

To be clear: DA’s saying #hernandez shot Lloyd three times right after Lloyd got out of the car. Then stood over him & put two in his chest.

“#Hernandez charged with murder and five gun-related charges. Pleas not guilty.

Prosecutor: Police have #Hernandez on tape with firearm and saying “you can’t trust anyone anymore” before picking up Lloyd.

Prosecutor says Aaron Hernandez was ‘upset’ with Odin Lloyd after Lloyd had spoken at a nightclub to people Hernandez ‘had troubles with.'”

‘Deeply troubling’

NFL spokesman Greg Aiello issued the following statement to NFL Network’s Steve Wyche:

‘The involvement of an NFL player in a case of this nature is deeply troubling. The Patriots have released Aaron Hernandez, who will have his day in court. At the same time, we should not forget the young man who was the victim in this case and take this opportunity to extend our deepest sympathy to Odin Lloyd’s family and friends.’

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Source: Mike Chiari | Bleacher Report

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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.

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Source: Tyler Conway | Bleacher Report

Image: Sports Illustrated