Aaron Hernandez Charged with Execution-Style Murder of Odin Lloyd; Also Being Investigated For Involvement in Double-Homicide Last July
First, the most important bit of news: prosecutors have charged Hernandez with first degree murder. That means they believe Hernandez killed Odin Lloyd on purpose, and that he planned it in advance.
Apparently it all started on the night of Friday, June 14. Hernandez was with Lloyd at a Boston club called Rumor when he noticed Lloyd talking to people that Hernandez “had troubles with.” Were those people drug dealers? Gang members? A group of All-Pro linebackers and safeties? That we do not know. All we do know is that Hernandez didn’t like the fact that his supposed friend was speaking to them.
Two days later, on the night of Sunday, June 16, Hernandez texted two friends who were out of town and told them to get back ASAP. Then, at 2:30 AM on Monday, June 17, Hernandez left his house with a gun—we know this because it was caught by his own surveillance system—and with two other men he picked up Odin Lloyd at his house.
Less than one hour later, at 3:22 AM, Lloyd texted his sister and asked, “Did you see who I am with?” Then, when she asked who, he replied “NFL…just so you know.”
The next day, Lloyd was found dead in an industrial area not far from Hernandez’s house with gunshot wounds to his back and chest. Police say it was an execution. And, obviously, the conclusion everyone is drawing here is that Lloyd had a good idea that he was in serious trouble with his “friend,” and so he texted his sister so she knew where to direct the police.
So that’s why Hernandez was charged with first degree murder. Police do not have the murder weapon yet; however, they do have a shell casing that they’ve linked to Hernandez because it was found near some chewing gum that had his DNA on it.
And that’s not the only bad news for Hernandez. Fox 25 in Boston is reporting that the police are also investigating the former football player’s possible involvement in a double homicide last July. Apparently witnesses saw Hernandez get into an argument with people at a club, and later that night two people were ambushed in a car in South Boston. One would assume that police think the people shot in the car were the same people who got into the disagreement at the club, but that is just speculation.
The bigger point is, things are not going too well for Aaron Hernandez right now.
Hat Tip – [ESPN]