Sources: Arrest warrant issued for Pats Aaron Hernandez
Hernandez to be charged with obstruction of justice
NORTH ATTLEBORO, Mass. — an arrest warrant has been issued for Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, according to ABC News.
According to the news organization, Hernandez will be charged with obstruction of justice in connection with the death of Odin Lloyd, 27, of Boston.
Lloyd was found dead Monday in a field in an industrial park, less than a mile from Hernandez's home. Police believe Lloyd was killed between 1 a.m. and 6 a.m. Lloyd, who was an "associate" of Hernandez, had been shot to death, NewsCenter 5's Kathy Curran reported.
An investigator close to the case told ABC News that the warrant is based on evidence that Hernandez’s home security system was destroyed. Sources also said that a cellphone used by Hernandez was handed over to investigators "in pieces'' by his attorneys.
According to ABC news, police want to know why a team of house cleaners were hired on Monday to clean Hernandez's million-dollar mansion.
Hernandez, 23, has not been named as a murder suspect, but a 2013 Chevrolet Suburban with Rhode Island license plate rented in his name has emerged as a key piece of evidence in the investigation.
Hernandez was seen leaving his home Thursday and driving to Gillette Stadium.
The Patriots public relations department told SportsCenter 5 there were no coaches on site at Gillette and Hernandez quickly left. He was then seen driving to a location in downtown Boston.
In an unrelated case Wednesday, a lawsuit was filed against Hernandez in the state of Florida.