Documents: Hernandez Told Friend He Fired Fatal Shots - NECN

Documents: Hernandez Told Friend He Fired Fatal Shots



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    (NECN: Kathryn Sotnik, North Attleboro, Mass.) - According to new Florida court documents obtained by NECN, former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez admitted to his friend that he shot semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd.

    The documents say Hernandez associate Carlos Ortiz told Massachusetts investigators that he, Hernandez, Ernest Wallace and Lloyd were in a car together last month heading to North Attleboro.

    The car stopped, and everyone but Ortiz got out to urinate.

    The documents say Ortiz told police he then heard gunshots, and then, Hernandez and Wallace got back into the car. Lloyd was not with them.

    Ortiz claims Wallace told him much later that Hernandez admitted to him that he was the one who shot Lloyd.

    Wallace is charged with accessory to murder after the fact. He has pleaded not guilty.

    The documents obtained by NECN were filed by the police in Miramar, Fla. to obtain a search warrant of Wallace's home in that city.

    We contacted Hernandez's attorney, and he's not commenting Tuesday evening.

    Meanwhile, separate search warrants of Hernandez's home were unsealed in Massachusetts, and they are also shedding new light on the investigation.

    In our first glimpse of the unsealed search warrants, we're learning how Hernandez initially reacted in the hours after Lloyd's body was found, less than a mile from Hernandez's North Attleboro home.

    According to the affidavits, the former Patriots player didn't come to the door right away, but later left that evening around 10:30.

    The paperwork says "Aaron Hernandez told the officers he had seen them parked in front of the house through his video surveillance system."

    The police say they asked Hernandez about an SUV he rented for Lloyd and when he had last seen him.

    The affidavits go on to say "Aaron Hernandez then became argumentative with the officers, and then asked 'What's with all the questions?' Aaron Hernandez then stated that the police would need to speak with his attorney."

    The paperwork then says, "When the officers told Aaron Hernandez that they were conducting a death investigation, Aaron Hernandez slammed the door and locked it behind them," and that "Aaron Hernandez did not ask the officers whose death was being investigated nor did he display any outward signs of concern."

    But the affidavits paint another picture when police interviewed Hernandez's girlfriend, Shayanna Jenkins, that night.

    Police say when they told her about Lloyd's death, "she immediately began to cry."

    Jenkins told police she wasn't overly familiar with Lloyd and the reason why she and Hernandez knew him was because her sister was dating Lloyd.

    The report says Jenkins was "aware that Mr. Lloyd smoked marijuana and that he was also a marijuana dealer."

    As far as evidence removed, police say they confiscated a Hungarian rifle with attached magazine from a duffel bag in a car, ammunition from a safe, a scale in the safe, multiple cell phones and computers - includinge Hernandez's - and a piece of a mattress in the house and bed skirt.

     Read the documents here