After a long dance with investigators, New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was finally arrested yesterday for the murder (1st degree) of Odin Lloyd. He’s since plead not guilty to that, as well a variety of firearms and obstruction of justice charges. sbnation.com lays out the gun and murder counts quite nicely here. As you can see above, Hernandez was apparently so proud of his Glock that he couldn’t help but memorialize himself with it. Count on that one being featured prominently at his trial. cbssports.com has the timeline of the the alleged murder that prosecutors used to build their case . . .
- On Monday, June 17, Hernandez and two other men picked up Lloyd in Dorchester, Mass., around 2:30 a.m. ET in a rented Nissan Altima.
- According to McCauley, Hernandez was allegedly upset with Lloyd about speaking to someone at Club Rumor in Boston that weekend and claimed he couldn’t trust him.
- The four men drove around Boston, then headed south down Routes 128 and 95 before ending up on Route 152 in the Attleboro area. During this time, Lloyd exchanged texts with his sister. The last text, according to McCauley, was sent at 3:23 a.m.
- Surveillance video showed the Altima entering a gravel road that leads to a field in an industrial park near Hernandez’s home at 3:23 a.m., according to McCauley.
- McCauley said employees in the park working at the time reported hearing gunshots. Surveillance images showed the Nissan leaving the scene at 3:27 a.m.
- Hernandez and the two others in the car then returned to Hernandez’s home less than two minutes away and shut off the surveillance video system.
- Lloyd’s body was discovered around 5:30 p.m. by a jogger.
- McCauley said Hernandez eventually changed cars, disposed of the gun and then destroyed his home surveillance system.
The Pats promptly release Hernandez after he was arrested, but it’s another black eye for the NFL. Allegedly.