BOSTON — Something Odin Lloyd may have done or said didn’t sit well with NFL player Aaron Hernandez, prosecutors say.
Two days later, they allege, the football player rounded up some friends and settled the score.
Lloyd’s body was found at a Massachusetts gravel pit near Hernandez’s North Attleborough home in mid-June, according to investigators. He was fatally shot with a .45 caliber firearm.
Hernandez faces premeditated murder charges and has pleaded not guilty. Prosecutors allege the former tight end with the New England Patriots orchestrated the hit and carried it out with another man.
The Patriots dismissed him from the team and ended his multimillion-dollar contract.
Cell phone records and surveillance camera tapes will link him to the killing and retrace the final moments of Lloyd’s life in the wee hours of Monday, June 17, the prosecution says.
And a trail of blue bubblegum colorfully shows Hernandez’s path that night, according to prosecutors.
But the defense says the evidence does not add up.
“It is a circumstantial case. It is not a strong case,” defense attorney Michael Fee said.
Massachusetts State Police said they are seeking another man as an “accessory after the fact.”
Hernandez is also being investigated in connection with an unsolved 2012 double homicide case in Boston, a law enforcement source close to the investigation told CNN.