Aaron Hernandez was denied bail at his appeal on Thursday, with judge Renee Dupuis calling the case the prosecution has made against the former New England Patriots tight end “very, very strong,” albeit circumstantial. During the hearing, Bristol County Assistant District Attorney William McCauley introduced some new evidence.
On Wednesday, the photo you see above began circling around the internet. It was allegedly taken when Hernandez was still in college at Florida, but it may be a key piece of evidence. According to McCauley, investigators have reason to believe that the firearm that was used to kill Odin Lloyd was a Glock, because Glocks have “a rifling system that is different from most firearms.” The gun Hernandez is holding in the picture is also a Glock.
The photo may have been taken four years ago, but the fact that the gun Hernandez was holding is believed to be the same type of firearm that was used in Lloyd’s murder provided more circumstantial evidence to argue that he should not be granted bail.
In addition to introducing the photo, McCauley also said investigators conducted a search of a condominium rented in Hernandez’s name while he was in court. The evidence allegedly taken from the condo included .45 caliber ammunition, which is the same type of ammo that was found at the murder scene.
To summarize, Hernandez was denied bail on a day where it was revealed that he is also being investigated in connection with a double murder that took place in Boston last summer. One report also indicated that the 2012 murder could have something to do with Hernandez’s motive for killing Lloyd.
On the surface, it appears things have gone from bad to worse for Hernandez over the past 24 hours.
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