Aaron Hernandez reportedly letting other inmates respond to his female fan mail

Aaron HernandezFormer New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been receiving a lot of fan mail since he was charged with the murder of Odin Lloyd and sent to jail. Being the generous and kind-hearted guy that he is, the 24-year-old has decided to share the wealth.

TMZ has obtained some letters that were sent to a woman as responses to a letter she sent Hernandez at the Bristol County House of Corrections. The responses were not from the former NFL star. Instead, the young lady says she received replies from some of Hernandez’s “roommates” named John and Rondo. Here are some samples from the letters, which can be seen in their entirety here.


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Mike Pouncey testifies before grand jury in Aaron Hernandez case

Mike-Pouncey-DolphinsMiami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey reportedly missed practice on Wednesday to travel to Massachusetts so he could testify before a grand jury in the Aaron Hernandez murder case. The Palm Beach Post noted that Pouncey was absent and listed as “non-injury” on the team’s Wednesday practice report.

The Dolphins are set to take on the New England Patriots on Sunday in what is virtually a must-win for Miami if they want to keep their playoff hopes alive. Instead of practicing with his teammates, Pouncey was likely answering a number of questions about his friendship with Hernandez that dates back to their playing days at the University of Florida.

As we know, Hernandez is currently in jail awaiting trial for the murder of Odin Lloyd. Pouncey and his twin brother Maurkice were photographed wearing ‘Free Hernandez’ hats shortly after Hernandez was arrested and charged with murder. Maurkice later apologized for wearing the hat, but Mike avoided the subject.

It is unclear what information investigators sought from Pouncey, as Hernandez is awaiting trial for the murder of Lloyd and prosecutors have also reportedly been pushing for him to be charged for his possible involvement in a drive-by shooting that left two dead in 2012. The fact that Pouncey was called to testify does not mean he did anything wrong. A previous report indicated that he may be asked about potential interstate gun trafficking by Hernandez.

Prosecutors claim Aaron Hernandez’s fiance Shayanna Jenkins lied 29 times to grand jury

Aaron HernandezShayanna Jenkins, the fiancee of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, could play a major role in the investigation and trial surrounding the murder of Odin Lloyd. In fact, she already has. And that could be a very bad thing for her.

According to the Boston Globe, Jenkins is facing charges of lying to a grand jury 29 times. Prosecutors claim that Jenkins lied about conversations she had with Hernandez on June 18, including one in which he allegedly called her from his lawyer’s office and told her to remove items from his home.

As we previously shared with you, Jenkins has reportedly been seen on surveillance footage carrying a trash bag out of Hernandez’s basement and putting it in the trunk of her car. She is said to have returned 35 minutes later without the bag. Prosecutors claim Jenkins has since lied about why she removed the items, what the items were, and how she disposed of them.

As Pro Football Talk speculated, the prosecution’s goal could be to get Hernandez to agree to some sort of deal that would keep Jenkins, who is the mother of his child, out of prison. Or, perhaps Jenkins will be willing to provide crucial information that could incriminate Hernandez when she realizes the ramifications of the charges that are expected to be brought against her.

Double murder survivor says he saw shooter’s face and it was Aaron Hernandez

Aaron HernandezAs Aaron Hernandez remains locked up at the Bristol County House of Corrections awaiting trial for the murder of Odin Lloyd, investigators have continued to fish for details surrounding a double homicide that took place in Boston in 2012. With the way the case has reportedly developed, prosecutors may wind up having a stronger case against Hernandez in that shooting than they do with the Lloyd murder.

On Tuesday morning, Mike Beaudet of FOX 25 in Boston told 98.5 The Sports Hub’s “Toucher and Rich” that a survivor who claims to have been in the car that was shot at during the 2012 double murder has come forward. The survivor has reportedly told police that he saw the shooter’s face and that the shooter was Hernandez.

An interview with the survivor is set to air on FOX 25 at 10 p.m. EST on Tuesday.

Should it be determined that the alleged survivor is indeed telling the truth and was in the vehicle at the time of the shooting, this would obviously be a major development. Investigators have already reportedly seized surveillance footage from a nightclub that shows Hernandez with the two victims just hours before they were killed. The gun used in the drive-by shooting was also reportedly found inside a woman’s car who is from Hernandez’s hometown of Bristol, Conn.

At the time of the shooting in 2012, police announced they were seeking information about a gray SUV with Rhode Island license plates. In June, a silver Toyota SUV with Rhode Island plates was towed from Hernandez’s uncle’s home in Bristol.

It will be interesting to hear what the alleged survivor has to say about the incident, but it seems obvious that Hernandez’s lawyers will inevitably have plenty to worry about aside from the Lloyd murder.

Aaron Hernandez supporters show up to watch him plead not guilty

Aaron HernandezAaron Hernandez pled not guilty to all charges at his arraignment on Friday, as expected. The only surprise people witnessed during the proceedings (but not really) were the animated supporters that showed up wearing Hernandez jerseys and shirts featuring positive messages about the former New England Patriots tight end.

According to the Boston Globe’s Wesley Lowery, several people showed up to the arraignment and filled some of the court room’s public seats wearing Hernandez jerseys and shirts that said things like “Free AH 81″ on them. One woman even wore a shirt she made herself:

ESPN’s Michele Steele spoke to the same folks Lowery was referring to, and they informed her that they are not related to Hernandez but are simply supporters.

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Video reportedly shows Aaron Hernandez with victims hours before double murder

Aaron HernandezAs Aaron Hernandez remains at the Bristol County House of Corrections awaiting trial for the murder of Odin Lloyd, evidence continues to pile up that may result in him being charged for a separate 2012 double murder. According to the Hartford Courant, investigators have seized surveillance footage that shows Hernandez was with the two victims hours before they were killed.

Law enforcement sources reportedly told the Courant that the video, which was taken inside a Boston nightclub, shows Hernandez at the same establishment as 29-year-old Daniel Abreu and 28-year-old Safiro Furtado on July 16, 2012. The two men were killed in a drive-by shooting that night.

Prosecutors have yet to file any formal charges against Hernandez relating to his alleged involvement with the double homicide, but that is looking more likely to happen by the day. Two weeks ago, a report claimed police found the murder weapon used in the 2012 shooting when they searched the car of a young woman who is from Hernandez’s hometown of Bristol, Conn.

At the time of the unsolved shooting in July 2012, police announced they were seeking information about a gray SUV with Rhode Island license plates. Back in June, a silver Toyota 4Runner with Rhode Island plates was towed from Hernandez’s uncle’s home in Bristol.

Given the various reports we have heard about Hernandez’s alleged involvement with the drive-by last summer, it would be a surprise if he is not eventually charged. It’s starting to look like Hernandez’s attorneys will have more than just the Lloyd murder to deal with by the time their client goes to trial.

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Carlos Ortiz’s mother fears for family’s life because of Aaron Hernandez

Carlos OrtizElba Ortiz, the mother of Aaron Hernandez’s associate Carlos Ortiz, has been living in fear since her son was arrested in connection with the murder of Odin Lloyd. Carlos has been consistent with his account of what happened the night Lloyd was killed in June, telling investigators that he was with Hernandez but that he did not know Lloyd was going to be murdered.

Ortiz would later tell police that Hernandez admitted to Ernest Wallace that he fired the shots that killed Lloyd. The information Ortiz has provided has been vital in the investigation, which is why Elba fears for the safety of her family.

In a candid interview with USA Today Sports, Elba revealed that she suffers panic attacks and has to take medication in addition to attending multiple therapy sessions a week. Since Carlos is in jail and he “ratted” on Hernandez, who is considered a hero in their hometown of Bristol, Conn., Elba worries that Hernandez supporters may target her, her children or her grandchildren.

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