Jan 20, 2013; Foxboro, MA, USA; New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez (81) reaches for a pass during the first quarter of the AFC championship game against the Baltimore Ravens at Gillette Stadium. The pass fell incomplete. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Aaron Hernandez Hands Investigators Broken Cell Phone, Destroyed Home Security Tapes in Murder Probe

While it might have been easy to ignore the initial reports in the ongoing Aaron Hernandez murder investigation of a semi-pro football player, today’s latest report is impossible to ignore. Things don’t look too good for the New England Patriots talented tight end as ABC is reporting that Hernandez went to all lengths to ensure that investigators will have as hard of a time as possible by destroying his cell phone as well as home security tapes and scrubbing his house clean.

From the ABC News report:

The investigator, and other law enforcement sources, confirmed that the security system – which included video surveillance – was smashed intentionally.

And a cell phone used by Hernandez was handed over to investigators “in pieces” by his attorneys, the sources said.

Police also want to know why a team of house cleaners were hired on Monday to scrub Hernandez’s mansion, sources told ABC News.

Hernandez has been at the center of the investigation since Lloyd’s body was found shot in the back of the head in a scrubby clearing of an industrial park roughly a mile from the Patriots star’s million-dollar mansion in North Attleborough Monday.

This is not a good look for Hernandez, unlike the Ray Lewis Super Bowl Saga, the death of Lloyd seems to be a premeditated murder at this point. The body being so close to Hernandez mansion and the cleaning of his house and the destruction of key evidence makes it look extremely highly that somebody involved with the tight end is guilty of something involving the murder.

It is too early to speculate right now what is going to come from this, but with this recent development it seems that the police aren’t going to be going away for a long time. It just goes to show you that any team in the NFL can find one of their players in these type of extremely unfortunate situations and the Patriots will not be enjoying the distraction that this ongoing saga is bringing to the team’s offseason.


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