Update on Aaron Hernandez’s Involvement with Homicide Case

Published On June 21, 2013 | By Sarah Kirkpatrick

New details keep unfolding in Aaron Hernandez’s connection to the death of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd.  Here’s a roundup of all the latest on the Patriots tight end.

  • There is currently a bit of a jumble as to whether an arrest warrant exists. Several Boston news stations reported Friday morning that an arrest warrant has been issued for Hernandez for obstruction of justice. They were at Hernandez’s home on Thursday with a search warrant, wondering why his cell phone and home surveillance system were destroyed and why Hernandez had hired a maid service earlier in the week. However, The Boston Globe reports that there is currently no arrest warrant.
  • Two gun-related incidents have been linked to Hernandez. Last May in Providence, a New York Jets fan confronted Hernandez and a gun was later found under a car — however, it has not been confirmed that the gun belonged to Hernandez. The other took place in 2007, when police questioned him following a shooting after a game between the University of Florida and Auburn University.
  • The Boston Herald reports that Hernandez went to Gillette Stadium Thursday in the hopes of working out, but staff members were waiting for him and told him he had to leave so there wouldn’t be a swarm of media at the facility.
  • Reports are surfacing that when Hernandez was a rookie, he threatened then-Patriot wide receiver Wes Welker. Hernandez was struggling with a piece of equipment and asked Welker for help, to which Welker replied “Rookie, figure it out.” Hernandez did not take to this well and responded with an angry “F— you Wes, I’ll f— you up.” Yikes.
  • An Edible Arrangement was delivered to Hernandez’s house Friday morning. It is unclear who sent it. A woman accepted the delivery at his front door.

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Sarah is a Seattle native studying journalism at Boston University. She covers track and field, cross country and women’s hockey and is Sports Editor at The Daily Free Press, BU’s independent student newspaper. You can follow her on Twitter at @Kirkpatrick_SJ.