BOSTON (CBS/AP) — Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was “argumentative” and slammed the door on police during their first encounter following his friend’s death, according to court records.
Hernandez was later accused of orchestrating the man’s death in an industrial park near Hernandez’s home.
According to an affidavit attached to search warrants unsealed Tuesday, Hernandez approached police after he noticed them parked outside his North Attleboro home on June 17, the day Odin Lloyd’s body was found.
Police said they asked him about a vehicle he had rented. Hernandez told them he rented it for Lloyd and had last seen him in Boston the day before, the documents said.
The affidavit then said Hernandez became argumentative, asked “what’s with all the questions?” and locked the door of his house behind him.
He then returned with his attorney’s business card, and didn’t respond when police told him they were investigating a death.
“Mr. Hernandez slammed the door and relocked it behind him,” the records read. “Mr. Hernandez did not ask officers whose death was being investigated. Mr. Hernandez’s demeanor did not indicate any concern for the death of any person.”
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Hernandez came out about 10 minutes later and agreed to be questioned at a police station, according to the documents.
According to investigators, it was that vehicle’s tire tracks that were found near Lloyds body. When the vehicle was returned to the rental car agency, cleaners found a bullet and cotton-candy flavored bubble gum.
Hernandez is seen on gas station surveillance camera’s on the night of the murder, buying cotton-candy flavored bubble gum.
Three days before the murder of Odin Loyd, Hernandez was seen at a Boston nightclub, and a witness who works nearby told investigators he saw a handgun in Hernandez’ waistband.
Loyd was seen with him.
Loyd was found June 17, in a field less than a mile from Hernandez’ home. He had been shot 5 times with a .45 caliber handgun.
Evidence now shows that another .45 shell casing was found in Hernandez’ rental car and it came from the same gun that killed Odin Loyd.
On the night of the murder, Hernandez texted Loyd, saying “I’m coming to grab that tonight.”
And just after midnight, hours before he was killed, Loyd replied, “we still on.”
Hernandez is being held without bail after pleading not guilty to murder.
His attorneys have said the evidence against him is circumstantial and that Hernandez is anxious to clear his name.