Patriots' Hernandez to Be Arrested in Murder Case
Tight end allegedly destroyed evidence
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Jun 21, 2013 8:44 AM CDT
In this Dec. 10, 2012 file photo, New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez reacts during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans in Foxborough, Mass.   (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

(Newser) – Police have issued an arrest warrant for Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez in connection with the murder of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd, ABC News reports. While police haven't yet ruled out Hernandez as a suspect in the murder itself, the warrant is only for obstruction of justice. Police believe Hernandez destroyed evidence, including the security system and videos from his home, and his cellphone, which he handed to police "in pieces."

WBZ backs up the report, and its source adds that the charges could eventually be upgraded. There appears to be strong evidence—including, reportedly, video images—indicating that Hernandez was with Lloyd the night he was shot in the head. The two friends were together at several nightclubs that weekend. Lloyd's body was found less than a mile from Hernandez's home. Fox 25 spotted Hernandez meeting with attorneys from a prestigious law firm yesterday.

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boxcar
Jun 26, 2013 11:38 AM CDT
"....meeting w/a prestiguous law firm...." Remember OJ Simpson? Wasn't he arrested too? Don't bet on a conviction in this case either. Like Michael Vick, he'll probably do a plea bargain, serve time for obstruction
flapstick
Jun 22, 2013 3:02 PM CDT
Apparently this is the only way to win a Super Bowl when you're about to retire
ohio1989
Jun 21, 2013 3:03 PM CDT
Pay him more then trade him to the Bengals,Poor kid is just trying to get along.