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Judge seals records in Odin Lloyd murder investigation

The house of New England Patriots football player Hernandez is pictured in North Attleborough Reuters

As the pace of the Odin Lloyd murder investigation appears, from an external perspective, to have slowed, a judge has ensured that the public will continue to be in the dark.

According to Christine McConville of the Boston Herald, the file has been sealed.

All records of the Attleboro District Court Clerk Magistrate’s office involving the homicide investigation in North Attleboro have been impounded by order of the court,” said a notice posted by Attleboro District Court Magistrate Mark E. Sturdy outside his office on Tuesday.  “No further information is available at this time.”

This means that no documents will be given to the media, including search warrants or arrest warrants.

Meanwhile, police have not returned to Hernandez’s home today.  On Saturday, they searched the property for four hours.  On Monday, police searched a nearby pond, finding “no evidence.”

The media stakeout at Hernandez’s home noticed that two men in “business attire” arrived at Hernandez’s house in a BMW convertible on Tuesday.  They knocked on the door, made a phone call, and then were allowed inside.

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63 Responses to “Judge seals records in Odin Lloyd murder investigation”
  1. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 25, 2013 4:25 PM

    The BMW had Bolivian plates.

  2. jwil007 says: Jun 25, 2013 4:27 PM

    Boston courts operating like the Pats huh?? interesting….. Aaron is already guilty in the court of public opinion…. Cleaning crews, 26 piece cell phone explosion and the destroying of the security system… is real suspect…. Imagine if he is not charged allowed to return to the Pats??? Can you imagine what a game in NY or MIA would be like???? oh boy

  3. kingmeech says: Jun 25, 2013 4:28 PM

    Police have video of 3 people dragging the body in the industrial park. It will surface in the media soon enough, but I gotta say as a pats fan this all sucks.

  4. jackdaniels1 says: Jun 25, 2013 4:28 PM

    “They knocked on the door, made a phone call, and then were allowed inside……”

    Later, a woman emerged from the house wearing a green T-shirt to let a small lap dog urinate on the lawn. She then went back inside through the garage door

  5. skinsrock says: Jun 25, 2013 4:29 PM

    I guess this guy committed the perfect crime… An associate is dumped a mile from the home, there are gunshot witnesses, all the circumstantial evidence (cleaning house, broken cell, broken surveillance) points to 1 guy… but yet… This guy still walks the streets. It must be embarrassing for the Police dept not to have enough evidence to arrest Hernandez.

  6. crimepedrankings says: Jun 25, 2013 4:32 PM

    Do they seal it with sticky glue, superglue, or a blowtorch?

  7. ampats says: Jun 25, 2013 4:32 PM

    Doesn’t matter, Hernandez has already been convicted of murder and played his last down in the NFL by the PFT commenters. I don’t know what his involvement was but will wait to hear when the authorities actually charge him.

    There will be no circus in New England as Hernandez was asked to stay away from the facility during this process to prevent Gillette being the media circus that is in front of his house at the present time.

  8. whatnojets says: Jun 25, 2013 4:32 PM

    Hmmm…..looks like the Keystone Cops are handling this investigation!

  9. hrmlss says: Jun 25, 2013 4:35 PM

    I’m sure Belicheck has video of it all:)

  10. kane337 says: Jun 25, 2013 4:38 PM

    We the people demand Sergeant Frank Drebin be assigned to this case.

  11. carmelaanthonysoprano says: Jun 25, 2013 4:38 PM

    I’m no Patriots fan or sympathizer (as far from it as you can be), but don’t we live in a country where you’re innocent until proven guilty? It seems like people are just waiting for this guy to be sent to jail and thrown out of the league. I’m fine with letting due process work itself out. You’d have to believe that this media coverage is hurting the ability for this case to be conducted fairly and without bias.

    I find it interesting that the term “media stakeout” is used. It would probably also be suited to be called, “gutter journalists” or simply, “desperate paparazzi.”

    Obviously, there’s a good chance the guy is guilty, but can we not high five about this?

  12. rc33 says: Jun 25, 2013 4:39 PM

    Honestly wonder now if these guys have enough to make a case against Hernandez. Five days of “an arrest is imminent” stuff…followed by nothing…just shows how incompetently absurd our media has become.
    And how is it after a full week we have no idea of the identity of the other two jamokes the cops interviewed? We all got a good look at ‘em as they were being led from Hernandez’s home; obviously the cops and media know who they are. What going on there?

  13. purplekoolaid1 says: Jun 25, 2013 4:42 PM

    I’m no expert, but from the looks of it, Hernandez will walk away from this unscathed. He would have been arrested by now if they had the evidence that they need. Again, I’m no expert but it’s looking that way.

  14. mattwalshvideo says: Jun 25, 2013 4:45 PM

    Goodell spreading some money around for Kraft, shhhhhhhhh, nothing to see here, move along.

  15. stlunatik says: Jun 25, 2013 4:46 PM

    at least with the media staking out he can’t shoot anyone else

  16. realdealsteel says: Jun 25, 2013 4:49 PM

    Hernandez life, and career are over. All their doing is dotting their “i”s, and crossing the “t”s on this to make it air tight. Hernandez is too stupid even to know that.

  17. lanman11 says: Jun 25, 2013 4:55 PM

    More proof that the government in MA is out of control….or in total control I should say. This past winter they issued a statewide travel ban on penalty of arrest for a half a foot of snow! Wouldn’t want to waste that tax payer money on clearing the roads in a timely fashion now would we? Whatever is convenient for them is what they do. They do not fear the public. They have gained enough power and authority to cover or uncover anything they want, and if you don’t like it, guess who will be coming to YOUR house to search for “evidence” of crimes against the state. We’re talking about an investigative unit that routinely refers to the citizenry as “The A-holes.” What would normally be public information is no longer convenient for them, because of the media attention and the fact that it could make them “look bad,” and they might not get that tax increase they need to fund their union pensions, bloated salary and benefit structures, world class budgets, and pet causes. The media ought to be hitting these guys HARD over this stuff but in many ways, they are brothers in arms.

  18. codyodea says: Jun 25, 2013 4:55 PM

    This is why they signed Tebow. He can fill the new void at TE.

  19. jrcoop says: Jun 25, 2013 5:01 PM

    “Hello Judge… this is the commissioner. No no, not the police commissioner…” Right… look, here’s how I’d handle this…”

  20. spideysdog says: Jun 25, 2013 5:01 PM

    I have it from an unnamed law enforcement source that both men in suits are “former” kgb. apparently Kraft is negotiating a trade of Hernandez to Putin for the safe return of his Super Bowl ring. source is 95% certain this will happen. once the Pats cut him, he”ll be out of work for like “5 minutes”.

    I for one, think Putin should pull the old statue of liberty play and keep Hernandez and the ring.

  21. patriots123456 says: Jun 25, 2013 5:02 PM

    In a high profile case like this, they are going to get all their ducks lined up before they make an arrest.

    I think they have enough now, but better safe than sorry.

    He is in big trouble IMO.

  22. securb2013 says: Jun 25, 2013 5:08 PM

    If Aaron Hernandez was smart he would be in the plane seat next to Ed Snowden right now.

  23. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 25, 2013 5:09 PM

    They need to seal the lips of “Lawyer’s” Fee, who is starting to play the public to garner some sympathy for the killer in front of a future jury. All this wailing about “erroneous” publicity and having hired cuties Twitter bombing messages of sympathy for the perp. It’s disgustingly obvious.

  24. hehateme2 says: Jun 25, 2013 5:09 PM

    It’s the Patriot way…***

  25. gooboy6 says: Jun 25, 2013 5:16 PM

    spideysdog says: Jun 25, 2013 5:01 PM

    I have it from an unnamed law enforcement source that both men in suits are “former” kgb. apparently Kraft is negotiating a trade of Hernandez to Putin for the safe return of his Super Bowl ring. source is 95% certain this will happen. once the Pats cut him, he”ll be out of work for like “5 minutes”.

    I for one, think Putin should pull the old statue of liberty play and keep Hernandez and the ring.
    ——————————————————

    good one, LMAO

  26. bullcharger says: Jun 25, 2013 5:18 PM

    Boston courts operating like the Pats huh?? interesting….. Aaron is already guilty in the court of public opinion…. Cleaning crews, 26 piece cell phone explosion and the destroying of the security system… is real suspect…. Imagine if he is not charged allowed to return to the Pats??? Can you imagine what a game in NY or MIA would be like???? oh boy

    ——————–

    If those 3 things are true (cleaning crews, phone damage, security system damage) then they are pretty incriminating. However, how do we know those are facts at all? Law enforcement provided those details… the same law enforcement that said they would be arresting him, then not, then they prepared a warrant, then not. The court of public opinion should wait until rumor becomes fact before making judgements. He’s possibly guilty, but the facts are basically competely unknown at this point.

  27. deadeye says: Jun 25, 2013 5:18 PM

    I aagree with purplecoolaid, this investigation appears to be running out of steam. If they didn’t have enough to arrest AH by now, I doubt they’ll ever get what they’re looking for.

  28. jrs1972 says: Jun 25, 2013 5:21 PM

    codyodea says: Jun 25, 2013 4:55 PM

    This is why they signed Tebow. He can fill the new void at TE.
    ——————–
    The general consensus in my neck of mass is he was signed because he’s built pretty solidly and can move more gatorade on and off the field during training camp then the normal high school kids that usually get that task.. BB is always thinking.. less waiting on gatorade = more actual practice time.
    Also heard a rumor that he will be asked to throw because his passes mimic punts perfectly, that will keep the wear and tear down on the kickers legs while still getting in plenty of punt returns done.

  29. FinFan68 says: Jun 25, 2013 5:22 PM

    Is this “normal” procedure or just something done for high profile investigations with national media attention?

  30. bullcharger says: Jun 25, 2013 5:23 PM

    realdealsteel says:Jun 25, 2013 4:49 PM

    Hernandez life, and career are over. All their doing is dotting their “i”s, and crossing the “t”s on this to make it air tight. Hernandez is too stupid even to know that.

    ———————

    His lawyers aren’t that stupid. It makes sense that they are building their case and want to be absolutely sure before they lay changes given how it will Hernandez’ career and their own careers if they are wrong. Or they don’t have enough evidence to make an arrest. No way to know.

  31. wrenches2pipes says: Jun 25, 2013 5:26 PM

    The Pats will cut Hernandez. The Pats will pay Hernandez millions of dollars not to play. The circus will move to Foxboro this summer. Guaranteed. Good luck Pats front office dealing with this mess.

  32. brutus9448 says: Jun 25, 2013 5:26 PM

    I guess playing in the NFL means you can get away with murder. What a country.

  33. therealbillybuffalo says: Jun 25, 2013 5:34 PM

    When he walks, I’m going to be really glad I didn’t trade him off my fantasy team.

  34. turdfurgerson68 says: Jun 25, 2013 5:35 PM

    Innocent until proven guilty.

    The court of public opinion = nothing.

    This is the USA! Go away if you don’t agree.

  35. allhailkingflacco says: Jun 25, 2013 5:35 PM

    Man !

    The Hoody’s power is far reaching. This thing is going away slowly but surely.

  36. magicman1639 says: Jun 25, 2013 5:35 PM

    How about everyone waits for the facts to come out before assuming the man is guilty. I have not seen one confirmed statement from the district attorney or the detectives there has been a bunch of reporters releasing statements where there source said this and said that but it’s wasn’t confirmed and those sources are never named. The outcome of this investigation could go a number if ways so let’s not convict him util the truth is out there. All we know right now is that there was a murder and that they were friends and that’s it.

  37. ampats says: Jun 25, 2013 5:36 PM

    Is it possible that the “so called cleaning crew” was his regular maid/cleaning service?

    I don’t think Hernandez pledges his furniture and vacuums the carpets in his home.

  38. harrisonhits2 says: Jun 25, 2013 5:40 PM

    To all the Law & Order / CSI brain surgeons this is not a one hour TV show where a conviction is guaranteed in the 45 minutes or so they have to tell a story.

    The police are under tremendous pressure to solve this crime. If they rush a warrant and miss something crucial because they have the press all over their rear ends to make an arrest, the actual murderer could get off on a technicality or they could charge the wrong person.

    At which point the press, family, local people, NFL fans and anyone else interested would go batsh*t crazy. If you think coverage has been nuts now, imagine if the police or prosecutors screw this up ?

    You can be sure the police and district attorney’s office are making sure they are following all procedures perfectly, that there are no Mark Fuhrmans among the investigating team, and that when / if they do arrest Hernandez they have a pretty good idea of how the whole thing went down.

    No one posting here has the slightest real knowledge that Hernandez was the shooter, that he witnessed the murder, that he helped drag the body from the SUV to where it was found etc etc. We have no idea what will come out over time and the only reasonable assumption that can be made at this point of any crime he committed is that he destroyed some sort of evidence.

    He may well be guilty of the murder or an accessory, but no one here KNOWS.

    Hernandez ain’t going anywhere. He’s stuck in his house and isn’t going to be able to leave there and commit more crimes under any circumstances right now with the media having a 24/7 camp across the street from his house. The police should take their time and do this right, without letting the media know what they have or what they’re doing until the prosecutors are ready to obtain a warrant and have it served.

  39. jenkins31 says: Jun 25, 2013 5:46 PM

    One thing is for sure, Hernandez is either guilty or not guilty. Innocent probably does not apply as he’s clearly made some bone headed choices. If he escapes this chapter untouched (legally) I sure hope it wakes him up and helps him make better choices in the future.

  40. bostoncommon says: Jun 25, 2013 5:53 PM

    “Later, a woman emerged from the house wearing a green T-shirt to let a small lap dog urinate on the lawn. She then went back inside through the garage door.”
    ““““““`
    I’ve seen lots of pictures of the house, but never one in which it is wearing a green T-shirt. ;-)

  41. breakingb says: Jun 25, 2013 5:54 PM

    Matt Ryan is flabbergasted (shocked).

  42. softhelmet says: Jun 25, 2013 5:55 PM

    All this even before little Timmy holds mass! Things can only get more interesting in Camp Belichick…

  43. tatum064 says: Jun 25, 2013 5:57 PM

    carmelaanthonysoprano says:
    Jun 25, 2013 4:38 PM

    Obviously, there’s a good chance the guy is guilty, but can we not high five about this?
    —————————————————-

    Can we NOT murder people then disable our surveillance camera and go about our business at the practice facility?

  44. countduku says: Jun 25, 2013 6:00 PM

    many people here seem too be greatly underestimating the work of the police and fbi in this murder case. Just because he hasn’t been arrested yet to your preferred time frames has many thinking this case is getting cold, and that all will walk away free…… you couldn’t be more wrong.

  45. mattwalshvideo says: Jun 25, 2013 6:01 PM

    Hahahahahaha ampats homer still holding out hope.
    The cleaning crew just happened to come the very next morning after the murder, surely it was just a coincidence, LMFAO. Hernandez broke his own cell phone and security cameras, he must have just been sleepwalking and did that, right?

  46. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 25, 2013 6:01 PM

    He brought in Sultan so it looks like the charge will be Murder One.

  47. NotoriousKDV says: Jun 25, 2013 6:09 PM

    Casey Anthony got off when common sense said that she killed her daughter, so it’s far from a slam dunk that anything will happen to Hernandez. The justice system in this country can be completely mind boggling sometimes.

  48. kissmytaintpatriotsrule says: Jun 25, 2013 6:11 PM

    kingmeech says:
    Jun 25, 2013 4:28 PM
    Police have video of 3 people dragging the body in the industrial park. It will surface in the media soon enough, but I gotta say as a pats fan this all sucks.

    —————-

    Give me a break practically the only the the police have confirmed is that Lloyd was killed where he was found.

  49. benismoney says: Jun 25, 2013 6:33 PM

    Maybe they haven’t arrested him yet because they want to gather enough evidence for the arraignment. I believe you are supposed to have the initial arraignment with 48 hours of the arrest.

    It would be better to have their ducks in a row before making the arrest. If this was an average Joe, surely he would have already been arrested. This is a high profile case and they probably making sure they play this one by the book.

  50. 49erstim says: Jun 25, 2013 6:35 PM

    For those screaming “innocent until proven guilty” the rest of that quote that you conveniently leave out is”in a court of law”! Last I checked even with Florio’s background in judicial matters this forum is NOT a court room. Stop crying. People have opinions. This is America! If YOU don’t like THAT feel free to move. I hear they’re real tolerant over in the Middle East, I’ll buy your ticket.

    Is he guilty? I don’t know. His actions sure are conspicuous.

  51. robertocfg says: Jun 25, 2013 6:44 PM

    Has it occurred to anybody that maybe the reason why this investigation’s records were ordered to be sealed is because there has been a lot of media misinformation and it’s risking to seriously and permanently affect the future of a person (regarding Hernandez and his NFL career and public perception)?

    I’m not saying it is the case. I’m just saying that the situation is entirely possible. After all, we know very little of this crime. We only have some circumstantial evidences (the rented car, the security system smashing) pointing that he could be involved in some capacity (the guy that got shot in the face doesn’t even mention Hernandez’s name, for crying out loud). But from that and all the way to “he pulled the trigger” there’s a wide gap that the court of public opinion already bridged.

    Then again, if you know for certain that he’s a murderer, by all means please go to the police and present the evidence on which you’re basing your claim. It would be really helpful for all (or almost all) parties involved.

  52. TLB says: Jun 25, 2013 6:48 PM

    Relax people. It takes months, sometimes years, for the police to gather all the evidence needed to ensure a conviction. It’s been a week. Freezing records in a high profile case is not uncommon. Aaron will get what’s coming to him.

  53. bensstinkyfingers says: Jun 25, 2013 6:49 PM

    Latest reports have Hernandez swimming the Rio Grande heading TOWARDS Mexico. Irony at its best.

  54. fanofevilempire says: Jun 25, 2013 6:52 PM

    Lock up Hernandez immediately, he is guilty and put Brady in the cell across from him because he
    is the one who told Hernandez to break the phone and security system.
    I know this because I don’t trust Hernandez, if
    you want tell the police what I said.

  55. mike32303 says: Jun 25, 2013 7:03 PM

    @jwil007

    Yea bc playing in MIA is so intimidating with 60$ tickets online for that one lol.. the worst seat for pittsburgh at NE is 259$ a seat. No one is intimidated by Sunlife except for maybe the weather.

  56. jburrell4 says: Jun 25, 2013 7:29 PM

    Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith….

  57. vandalay1 says: Jun 25, 2013 7:44 PM

    The court of public opinion is truly the most meaningless of all courts, know why? Because its made up of morons…

  58. gabyguti15 says: Jun 25, 2013 7:48 PM

    It’s amazes me how the only thing that stops tebow talk is a murder investigation.

  59. pinion8ted says: Jun 25, 2013 8:25 PM

    brutus9448 says: Jun 25, 2013 5:26 PM

    I guess playing in the NFL means you can get away with murder. What a country.
    ———————————————————-
    Ray Lewis and Donte Stallworth already proved that

  60. pinion8ted says: Jun 25, 2013 8:40 PM

    mattwalshvideo says: Jun 25, 2013 6:01 PM

    Hahahahahaha ampats homer still holding out hope.
    The cleaning crew just happened to come the very next morning after the murder, surely it was just a coincidence, LMFAO. Hernandez broke his own cell phone and security cameras, he must have just been sleepwalking and did that, right?
    ———————————————————
    Actually, none of that might matter.

    1 – If there was anything incriminating on that cellphone, the cellphone carrier would have that info no matter HOW smashed that phone is.

    2 – If Lloyd was killed where he was found, what could possibly have been on that security camera, because the actual murder sure wouldn’t be.

    3 – Whatever he may have called in a cleaning crew for, the cleaning crew is subject to questioning about what they found when they arrived.

  61. swagger52 says: Jun 25, 2013 8:48 PM

    Wes Welker was seen outside his house yelling…

    Hey Rook….I figured out your cell phone tape, let me show you. Hey Rook…I got your home video here all working…Hey Rook

  62. harrycanyon says: Jun 26, 2013 4:10 AM

    Makes perfect sense to seal those, and any other documents pertaining to this case. There are way to many prying eyes trying to get a look at them. It would just become even worse, with all the media outlets releasing the information permaturely and possibly getting it wrong in the spirit of competition with other news outlets. . I’m sure they have tabs on everyone they suspect, and don’t need to botch it like OJ’s case.

  63. patsfan13 says: Jun 26, 2013 6:33 AM

    I hope the investigation finds out the truth about this. Whether he is guilty of obstruction or any other crime, don’t let technicalities or any other legal chicanery dislodge guilt or innocence. As for the Patriots, they will go on. As Coach Bill always says, “We only worry about players who are here.”

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