Police reportedly searched another property owned by Aaron Hernandez this week and turned up several items that could become key pieces of evidence. Among them was a white hooded sweatshirt, which was found at the former New England Patriots tight end’s condo in Franklin.
The Sun Chronicle reported on Wednesday that investigators believe Hernandez may have been wearing the white sweatshirt the night 27-year-old Odin Lloyd was murdered. He was allegedly seen wearing a white sweatshirt on surveillance video when he returned to his North Attleboro home the night of the shooting. Police also seized a baseball cap that Hernandez was believed to be wearing outside a Boston nightclub the night before the murder.
“The white sweatshirt could be used to assist in linking Hernandez to the scene of the crime,” Massachusetts State Police detective Michael Bates wrote in his affidavit. “The baseball hat could help provide the whereabouts of Hernandez on the Friday night before the homicide. This night, in particular, is a critical aspect in the timeline of events leading up to the homicide.”
Police also confiscated several rounds of .45 ammunition, which is the same type that was discovered at the scene of the crime, in addition to a valet parking ticket from the W Hotel, which is within walking distance of Boston’s Rumor nightclub. Prosecutors claim Hernandez orchestrated Lloyd’s murder at that club because he was angry at him for talking to a particular group of people.
Another key piece of evidence that was reportedly discovered was a cell phone that matched the description of the one 27-year-old Carlos Ortiz told authorities he accidentally left at Hernandez’s condo the night of the murder. Ortiz was interviewed on June 25, the day before Lloyd was killed, and told police he and Hernandez went to the condo the night of the murder.
The more they search, the more they find.
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