A treasure trove of text messages between former disgraced New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez and Patriots coach Bill Belichick could be used as evidence in the murder trial against the jailed former Pro Bowler, according to new court documents. Prosecutors handed over 33 pages of text messages between Hernandez and Belichick — from February to May 2013 — to the former NFL player’s defense attorneys, according to 130 pages of documents newly released from the Bristol County courts. It’s unclear what the texts say. Spokesmen for both the Patriots and Bristol County prosecutors declined comment, while Hernandez’s defense attorney did not return a call seeking comment yesterday. Hernandez is charged with the brutal execution of semi-pro football player Odin L. Lloyd on June 17, 2013. He also faces charges of killing two men after leaving a Boston nightclub in 2012. He has pleaded not guilty in all three cases. Bristol County District Attorney C. Samuel Sutter’s Office also shared with Hernandez’s defense team a four-page report on a state police interview with the three-time Super Bowl champs’ owner, Robert Kraft, on Aug. 20, 2013, police statements from both Kraft and Belichick, and interviews with Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio and strength and conditioning coaches Harold Nash and Moses Cabrera. Other possible evidence that may surface at Hernandez’s trial includes a four-page state police report on “Gillette Stadium” dated Jan. 14, 2014, and a Jan. 30 search warrant for a locker at the stadium; six discs containing the recorded phone calls of Hernandez from the Bristol County Sheriff’s Office; and a 2-terabyte hard drive with all surveillance videos from Hernandez’s home.
Bill Belichick, Aaron Hernandez texts turned over
Boston Herald | Jul 16