On Monday, June 17th a jogger found the body of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd in North Attleboro, Massachusetts. Since the body was discovered a chain reaction of events has unfolded that all, in some way, revolved around New England Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez.

This is a summary of 'The Aaron Hernandez Saga'.

*please note that the dates and times attached to these posts are not when the events occurred but rather when they were added to this page.

02:59pm EST | Jun 27
Motive:

Massachusetts law enforcement officials believe Aaron Hernandez may have murdered Odin Lloyd because Lloyd had information connecting Hernandez to the double murders that occurred on July 16 of last year in Boston.

from the Boston Globe
11:31am EST | Jun 27
Hernandez being looked at in connection to 2012 double-homicide

FOX 25 has learned exclusively that investigators are looking into Aaron Hernandez in connection to a double homicide that happened on July 16, 2012 in downtown Boston.

According to the Boston Police blog from that date, officers responded to the intersection of Shawmut Avenue and Herald Street just after 2 a.m. When they arrived, they found three people had been shot, two fatally, as they sat in a car at a traffic light.

The men were identified as Safiro Furtado and Daniel Abreu. The FOX 25 source said the men, who worked at a cleaning company in Dorchester, had just left a bar in the area.

Furtado and Abreu were sitting in the front seat of the vehicle when witnesses said the occupants of a gray or silver SUV with Rhode Island plates opened fire on it. The surviving victim was in the back seat. Investigators believed two others in the car fled the scene. 
06:29pm EST | Jun 26
Prosecution details what allegedly happened night Odin Lloyd died

During Hernandez's arraignment at the Attleboro District Courthouse, first assistant William McCauley presented the case for why Hernandez shouldn't receive bail. Here are some of the details to emerge from McCauley's presentation (via Boston's WBZ):
  •     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.
06:23pm EST | Jun 26
Aaron Hernandez charged with murder

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been charged with murder in the death of 27-year-old semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd, who was found shot execution-style about a half-mile from Hernandez's home.

Hernandez appeared in a packed courtroom number one at Attleboro District Court, where he faces five charges, the most significant being murder. Hernandez also faces charges of possessing a firearm without a license, possessing a large capacity firearm and a firearm without an ID card.

Hernandez was arrested at his home at 8:47 a.m. ET by North Attleborough police and spent five hours in custody before arriving for his arraignment shortly before 2 p.m. 
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09:17am EST | Jun 26
Pats' Hernandez taken into police custody 

New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was taken into custody by police Wednesday morning North Attleborough, Mass.

Hernandez, at the center of an investigation involving the shooting death of 27-year-old acquantance, was led from the front door of his mansion, handcuffed behind his back.

State police officers and dogs had searched Hernandez's home for more than 3½ hours Saturday.

ABC News on Friday reported that authorities were expected to execute an arrest warrant at some point for Hernandez for obstruction of justice, but that has yet to occur.
09:13am EST | Jun 26
Hernandez investigation documents sealed 

A judge has sealed the investigation documents involving the killing of an acquaintance of New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez.

Attleboro District Court magistrate Mark E. Sturdy issued a statement Tuesday saying that all records related to the shooting death of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd will be impounded.

"All records of the Attleboro District Court Clerk - Magistrate's Office involving the homicide investigation in the Town of North Attleboro have been impounded by order of the Court," Sturdy's statement said. "No further information is available at this time."

ABC News on Friday reported that authorities were expected to execute an arrest warrant at some point for Hernandez for obstruction of justice, but that has yet to occur.
06:15pm EST | Jun 24
Editor's Note:

Still no word on whether/when an official arrest warrant will be issued for obstruction of justice. 

02:25pm EST | Jun 24
Pond searched in Hernandez case Authorities searched a pond near the Massachusetts home of New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez on Monday as their investigation of the killing of an acquaintance entered its second week. Dozens of reporters continued to camp out in front of Hernandez's North Attleborough home, but police and the Bristol County District Attorney's office have said little about the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd, whose body was discovered a mile from Hernandez's home. Lloyd's death has been ruled a homicide.
08:39pm EST | Jun 22
Editor's Note:

Ummmm...that's right...the photo below is Aaron Hernandez' doghouse.

Impressive.



08:37pm EST | Jun 22
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Police spend nearly 4 hours at Hernandez's home Saturday An army of law-enforcement personnel, with two police dogs on leashes, swarmed the North Attleborough, Mass. home of New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez on Saturday afternoon and spent nearly four hours inside and around the grounds. Investigators left at 5:30 p.m. with several brown bags, presumably filled with evidence. A spokeswoman for the Bristol District Attorney's office declined to comment on the investigation Saturday.
08:33pm EST | Jun 22
Report: “Paper” warrant issued for Hernandez Friday’s ping-pong of published reports regarding whether an arrest warrant for Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has, or hasn’t, been issued has culminated in a report from FOX 25 that, indeed, a warrant has been issued. According to the report, it’s a “paper” warrant on the charge of obstruction of justice. The warrant has not yet been entered into the law-enforcement computer system, which prevents police from acting on it.
03:19pm EST | Jun 21
Editor's Note:

Cytosport, which makes Muscle Milk, has terminated their endorsement contract with Hernandez.

“In light of the investigation involving Aaron Hernandez, CytoSport is terminating its endorsement contract with Mr. Hernandez, effective immediately,” a company spokesperson wrote in an email Friday.  
03:05pm EST | Jun 21
3 search warrants issued in probe into homicide near Hernandez home 

Three search warrants have been issued in connection with the investigation into a homicide near the home of Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, a court clerk said today.

The warrants have not been returned, and are not public. Warrants must be returned within seven days.  Attleboro court clerk Nancy E. Clarke said she could not comment on where the warrants were intended to allow investigators to search.

Attleboro circuit court clerk Mark Sturdy said no arrest warrant for Aaron Hernandez has been issued out of that court.

“Not that I’m aware of,” Sturdy said.
01:40pm EST | Jun 21
Editor's Note:

According to a source close to the team, Hernandez showed up at Gillette Stadium for a workout on Thursday, June 20th and was asked to leave the facility by officials.

This is just the beginning stages of the Patriots trying to distance themselves from a very fluid situation.  Could an outright release be far behind...


01:34pm EST | Jun 21
Report: Hernandez to be charged with obstruction of justice

Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez will reportedly be charged with obstruction of justice in connection with the death of Odin Lloyd.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030, citing an unnamed law enforcement source, reports that an arrest warrant has been issued on a charge of obstruction of justice. The report added that additional charges against Hernandez are possible. 
01:32pm EST | Jun 21
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01:22pm EST | Jun 21
Hernandez Destroyed Home Security System and Phone

Police plan to go back to the home of New England Patriot's tight end Aaron Hernandez today with another warrant based on evidence that "he destroyed his home security system,'' an investigator close to the case told ABC News.

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. 
01:18pm EST | Jun 21
Report: Hernandez was sued in February for shooting man in face

New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was sued earlier this month for allegedly shooting a man in the face following an altercation at a Miami strip club ... TMZ has learned.

The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Florida on June 13 -- five days before investigators searched the NFL star's Massachusetts home in connection with a homicide investigation that appears to be unrelated.
01:12pm EST | Jun 21
Aaron Hernandez Not Ruled Out As Suspect In Homicide

New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has not been ruled out as a suspect in a homicide investigation in North Attleboro, a law enforcement source told WBZ-TV’s Karen Anderson.

The source also said Hernandez is not cooperating with investigators at this point in the probe.
01:02pm EST | Jun 21
Editor's Note:

At this point everyone is thinking, "Yeah, OK.  He seems like a solid citizen and a good guy...I'll give him the benefit of the doubt"

Then everything changes... 
01:00pm EST | Jun 21
Hernandez Rental Car to be Searched in Murder Probe

Investigators plan to execute a search warrant on an Enterprise rental car registered to New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez on Wednesday, sources told ABC News, two days after a dead body was found near the car about a mile away from his home.

Hernandez was cooperative with police Tuesday night, sources told ABC News. The investigation is expected to continue through the week.
12:56pm EST | Jun 21
Patriots' Hernandez questioned by police in homicide probe

New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was questioned by police investigating a possible homicide in this town 40 miles south of Boston. A source with knowledge of the investigation said Massachusetts State police spoke to Hernandez on Monday and were interested in possibly searching his home.

Hernandez is not believed to be a murder suspect, according to a source, but a vehicle rented in his name has emerged as a key piece of evidence in the investigation.