An arrest warrant for Aaron Hernandez has reportedly been issued in connection with the Odin Lloyd murder investigation. The charge is obstruction of justice, but further charges could be added.
The Aaron Hernandez arrest warrant development was broken by WBZ radio in Boston.
Massachusetts State Police have not ruled out Hernandez, the New England Patriots star tight end, as a suspect in the murder of Odin Loyd, a semi-pro football player. Loyd was dating the sister of Hernandez girlfriend. Hernandez has as yet not been taken into custody and his whereabouts at this point are unknown.
As the Aaron Hernandez murder investigation heated up, he has been watched closely by media. Camera crews followed closely as he left Gillette Stadium on Thursday and drove to Boston, near the offices of his attorney, Michael Fee.
Lloyd, 27, was found on Monday with a gunshot to the back of his head, his body dumped in an industrial park close to a mile from Hernandez’s home in the Boston suburb of North Attleboro.
Hernandez apparently smashed his home security system and his cell phone but investigators have accessed other footage according to ABC. “Surveillance videos from nightclubs and in the area of Hernandez’s home show Hernandez, Lloyd and two other men together in the hours before Lloyd was shot in the head.”
The Patriots star or someone on his behalf also hired a cleaning crew to scrub his $1.3 million mansion on Monday, which has raised eyebrows.
Hernandez, though his attorney, previously said he would not comment on the investigation.
“It has been widely reported in the media that the state police have searched the home of our client, Aaron Hernandez, as part of an ongoing investigation. Out of respect for that process, neither we nor Aaron will have any comment about the substance of that investigation until it has come to a conclusion,” attorney Michael Fee advised.
Aaron Hernandez is also being sued in Florida by a man who claims the pro football player shot him following a strip club argument.
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