27-year-old Odin Lloyd was murdered last week, and former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the case on Wednesday.
The two men were said to be friends — Lloyd was dating the sister of Hernandez’s fiancee — and prosecutors allege that Hernandez was upset with Lloyd over some things, including that he spoke with some people with whom Hernandez had troubles.
So far, only Hernandez has been arrested in the case even though two others allegedly were with him in a car just before Lloyd was murdered. Statements from the prosecutor indicate that Hernandez was with Lloyd around the time the semi-pro football player was murdered.
According to the prosecutor, Hernandez texted two friends and told them to hurry back to Massachusetts that night. The three men allegedly picked up Lloyd around 2:30 a.m. on Monday.
Lloyd may have grown nervous while they were driving around in the car. He supposedly sent text messages to his sister hinting that he was with an NFL player.
“Did you see who I am with?” Lloyd supposedly texted to his sister.
When she asked who, Lloyd answered, at 3:22 a.m., “NFL,” then, a minute later, “Just so you know,” according to ESPN.
Prosecutors allege that minutes later, workers at an industrial park heard gunshots.
Hernandez was denied bail.
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