It’s not getting much better for the defense at the first Aaron Hernandez murder trial.
Via the Associated Press, Sgt. Stephen Walsh testified Wednesday that a shell casing found in the rental car used by Hernandez matched the shell casings found at the scene of Odin Lloyd’s shooting.
An employee at the rental-car company found the shell casing under the driver’s seat in the Nissan Altima Hernandez had rented. He returned the car the day after the shooting. The casing was put in a dumpster, and police later found it there.
Walsh told jurors that that all six .45 caliber casings had been fired by the same gun.
So while the murder weapon hasn’t been found, the presence of a matching shell casing in the car that Hernandez was driving — and in which Lloyd was a passenger — becomes very strong circumstantial evidence of guilt.