Police arriving at Aaron Hernandez's home on Monday, June 17, got a hostile welcome from the former Patriots tight end, according to more 150 pages of documents unsealed by court order on Tuesday afternoon. Hernandez went into his house, slammed the door and locked it when investigators told him they were looking into a person's death. He did not ask whose death was being investigated, and officers said in the that "Mr. Hernandez's demeanor did not indicate any concern for the death of any person."
Shayanna Jenkins, Hernandez's fiance, cooperated with police at the start of the investigation. She broke into tears when police first told her about Lloyd's murder. Her sister had been dating Lloyd. Jenkins later told police that Lloyd dealt marijuana. Cooperation from Jenkins ended later in the investigation when she was told by Hernandez that his agent did not want her speaking to investigators without an attorney present.
The search warrants portray a haphazard series of events by Hernandez and two accomplices that helped police put together a more complete picture of the events leading up to the alleged murder of Lloyd last month.
Warrants also revealed the content from a series of text messages between Aaron Hernandez and Odin Lloyd on Sunday, June 16, the night investigators allege that Lloyd was murdered.
At roughly 9:05 p.m. on June 16, Hernandez sent Lloyd a text message that read:
"I'm coming to grab that tonight u gon b around I need that and we could step for a little again [sic]"
The two men carried on the text conversation for several more hours, trying to set up a meeting. The last message sent in the exchange came from Lloyd at 12:22 a.m. It read, "we still on."
Surveillance footage shows Hernandez and two other men, one of whom was identified as the recently apprehended Ernest Wallace, leaving his house that night a little after 1 a.m. and returning around 3 a.m., a sequence of events detailed by prosecutors at Hernandez's arraignment.
The rental agency found a spent .45 shell casing under a child's drawing in the backseat of a Nisssan Altima rented by Hernandez that is believed to be the car used the night Lloyd was killed. Four other spent shells were found near Lloyd's body. Tire tracks consistent with the Altima rented by Hernandez were found at the crime scene.
The documents also list items removed by police from Hernandez's house, including a scale believed to be used to weigh drugs, cell phones, iPads, a hard drive, ammunition, articles of clothing and more.
Hernandez was arrested and charged with first-degree murder as well as five weapons charges. He is currently being held without bail. Wallace is also being held without bail on accessory to murder after the fact. Both men pleaded not guilty. A third man, Carlos Ortiz, is being held without bail on an illegal firearms possession charge.
Wallace is scheduled for a status hearing on July 22. Hernandez is due back in court on July 24 for a probable cause hearing.