Things are getting worse by the news cycle for Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez.
The latest development comes from Steve Silva of Boston.com, the man who courageously ran with a video camera toward the spot where a bomb was detonated near the finish line of the Boston Marathon in April. Silva says via Twitter that he’s “hearing” from a law enforcement source Hernandez will be arrested in connection with the murder of Odin Lloyd.
It’s hardly a concrete report, but if true it’s hardly a surprise. FOX 25 reported last night that Hernandez, Lloyd, and two other men were together in a car on the night of the murder, and that only Hernandez and the two other men returned to Hernandez’s home. As Tom Curran of CSN New England has explained it, the investigation undoubtedly has included a scouring of surveillance video and cell phones and computers and other electronic footprints making it easier to piece together what happened.
Of course, the electronic data will only take police so far. If they get to a roadblock as to the question of who pulled the trigger, the simple solution will be to arrest all three men and hope that the two who didn’t shoot Lloyd will give up the one who did.
If in fact any of them did. And on that note, it’s important to remember — as Ralph Macchio learned in My Cousin Vinny — the difference between asking a question and making a statement.