Police unsealed the search warrant documents in the Aaron Hernandez murder investigation Tuesday afternoon, filling in new details about the investigation—such as they still haven't found the murder weapon—and police pursuit of the former New England Patriots tight end.
Hernandez is charged with killing Odin Lloyd, an associate, whose body was found near the former Patriot's home on June 17, with the help of two other friends. The evidence known to the public was already pretty damning. There's the ominous text messages Lloyd sent his sister alerting her to who he was with on the night of the murder. There's bubblegum and shell casing found under the seat of a rental car that Hernandez returned the morning after the murder. And then, of course, the video evidence of Hernandez walking around his house carrying a handgun on the night of alleged killing. Lloyd allegedly angered Hernandez the night before when the two were at a nightclub together. So the story goes, Lloyd spoke with the wrong people, angering Hernandez, who has a history of violence.
One very interesting detail out of the document dump police unleashed on us today comes from the Hartford Courtant's official report: "Despite multiple searches of Hernandez's home, an apartment, and cars, authorities have said they have not found the gun used in the shooting," Dave Altmari and Jenny Wilson report. They still don't have the murder weapon.