We’ve been trying not to overwhelm you with the details contained in more than 150 pages outlining efforts to obtain search warrants in the Odin Lloyd murder investigation.
But there’s plenty of intriguing stuff buried among the pages and paragraphs.
For example, if Hernandez killed Lloyd, Hernandez was even stupider than previously believed.
One of the affidavits submitted in support of the issuance of multiple different warrants identifies the crime scene, and specifically lists the contents of Lloyd’s clothing. His cell phone, which led directly to Aaron Hernandez, wasn’t taken from the pocket in Lloyd’s shirt. His cash ($64.75) wasn’t taken, eliminating the possibility of suggesting that Lloyd had somehow strayed from the group and been robbed by one or more strangers.
The most important new piece of information is that Lloyd’s pockets contained two sets of keys to a Chevy Suburban that had been rented by, yes, Aaron Hernandez. The Suburban wasn’t connected in any way to the crime scene. Instead, it’s a vehicle that Hernandez had rented and in turn allowed Lloyd to use.
It’s just another connection between Lloyd and Hernandez, one of only two North Attleboro residents with whom Lloyd was acquainted — Hernandez and his fiancée, Shayanna Jenkins.
And maybe it’s a good thing that Hernandez and crew weren’t smarter, if they indeed killed Lloyd. If they had been smart enough to take Lloyd’s phone and look at it, they may have seen the texts Lloyd had sent to his sister — and they may have been stupid enough to try to kill her, too.