As expected, authorities released to the public on Tuesday the search warrants and affidavits connected to the Aaron Hernandez murder investigation. The information was made public following a motion filed by several media outlets, including the Associated Press.
Included in the new information was a list of items police seized from Hernandez’s North Attleboro home during their multiple searches of the residence. The Boston Globe’s Wesley Lowery shared two photos of the lists of things police took on June 18 and June 22. During the first search, the day after Odin Lloyd was killed, investigators focused strictly on electronics.
When police returned four days later, a much wider variety of items was taken from the home. Among them was a allegedly a gunshot residue kit, which is used to determine if an individual was involved in the discharge of a firearm.
Unless Hernandez was launching his own private investigation of something involving a gunshot, it’s unclear why he would have a gunshot residue kit in his home. Investigators also took ammunition and a scale and dish that were inside a safe, which would typically be used to weigh drugs.
Lowery also pointed out that officers wrote in their reports that when they told Hernandez they were conducting a death investigation he slammed the door and locked it behind him. We’ll have more new details for you as they continue to pour out.
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