Aaron Hernandez, Odin Lloyd reportedly partied together two nights before murder
Whether Aaron Hernandez murdered Odin Lloyd or not, the evidence released by investigators on Tuesday afternoon seems to make it clear that the two had contact with one another and hung out together in the days and hours leading up to the shooting. In fact, there are various indications that Hernandez and Lloyd even partied together — hard.
As Dave Altimari of the Hartford Courant noted, police reports say Hernandez and Lloyd were at Rumor night club in Boston together on Friday, June 14 (Lloyd was killed the morning of June 17). Police were told the men got so drunk that night that they never even made it into Hernandez’s North Attleboro home after leaving the club, and instead slept outside.
A worker at Rumor also informed investigators that Hernandez had a handgun visible from his waistband while he was with Lloyd on Friday. The following night, Hernandez and Lloyd had a vague text conversation, which can be seen in its entirety here. Then, in the early hours of Monday morning, Lloyd was killed. An overnight employee at a nearby industrial park is said to have heard the gunshots the morning Lloyd was shot.
When police spoke to Hernandez’s fiancee Shayanna Jenkins, she allegedly informed them that she last saw Lloyd at about 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 15. That story would seem to coincide with the report that Hernandez and Lloyd had themselves a sleepover on Friday night.
One of the intriguing things about the new information we learned is the inconsistency of the information Jenkins gave police. She reportedly cried when informed that Lloyd had been killed, yet she later claimed to not know much about him. Despite supposedly not knowing much about him, she knew enough to believe he was a drug dealer. To be continued…