Aaron Hernandez and Odin Lloyd clearly knew one another. We have yet to hear Hernandez’s side of the story as his trial has not yet begun, but the details make the existence of some sort of relationship obvious. On Tuesday, investigators released the details of a text message conversation Hernandez and Lloyd had with one another before Lloyd was killed.
The conversation, which police allege took place from the night of June 16 to the early hours of June 17 (the day Lloyd was shot), went as follows (courtesy of Wesley Lowery).
Aaron Hernandez (9:05 p.m. on June 16): I’m coming to grab that tonight u gon be I need dat and we could step for a little again [sic]
AH (9:34 p.m. on June 16): Waddup
Odin Lloyd (9:37 p.m. on June 16): Aite, where.
AH (9:39 p.m. on June 16): Idk it don’t matter but imma hit u when I’m dat way like las time if my phone dies imma hit u when I charge it which will be in a lil [sic]
OL (10:00 p.m. on June 16): Aite idk anything goin on [sic]
AH (10:13 p.m. on June 16): I’ll figure it out I’ll hit u on way
OL (12:22 a.m. on June 17): We still on
Hernandez reportedly did not make contact via phone with Lloyd after that. According to FOX 25 Boston’s Ted Daniel, investigators noted in court documents that “Mr. Hernandez’s demeanor did not indicate any concern for the death of any person.” In other words, Hernandez did not seem rattled by officers informing him that someone who was clearly more than just an associate had been shot.
In fact, Hernandez and Lloyd reportedly got so intoxicated together at Rumor nightclub a couple nights before Lloyd was killed that they never made it back inside Hernandez’s house.
Hernandez and Lloyd got so drunk on the Friday night before murder they never made it back into Hernandez's house slept outside instead.
— Dave Altimari (@davealtimari) July 9, 2013
In addition — and yes I’m completely speculating here — it certainly sounded like Hernandez and Lloyd were intentionally speaking vaguely during their conversation. In the list of items we showed you earlier, you’ll notice investigators allegedly took a small scale and plate from a safe inside Hernandez’s North Attleboro home. Anyone not thinking drugs?
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