The documents released on Tuesday, over the objections of the prosecution and Aaron Hernandez’s lawyer, contain plenty of interesting facts regarding the evidence and allegations relating to the murder of Odin Lloyd.
Included among that information was the transcript of text messages exchanged between Hernandez and Lloyd on Sunday, June 16 and Monday, June 17.
According to an affidavit submitted by trooper Eric J. Benson in support of the issuance of a search warrant, Hernandez sent Lloyd the following text at 9:05 p.m.: “I’m coming to grab u tonight gon b around 1 need dat and we could step for a little again.”
Roughly 30 minutes later, after Lloyd didn’t respond, Hernandez sent another message: “Waddup.”
Said Lloyd: “Aite, where.”
Hernandez: “idk it don’t matter but imma hit u when I’m dat way like Las time if my phone dies imma hit u when i charge it which will be in a lil.”
Said Lloyd, who apparently was curious about Hernandez’s plans: “Ait idk anything goin on.”
Hernandez responded, saying “I’ll figure it out ill hit u on my way.”
Then, more than two hours later (at 12:22 a.m.), Lloyd asked Hernandez: “We still on.”
Hernandez didn’t respond. Lloyd’s sister told police that Lloyd left their residence in Boston at 1:00 a.m. ET with three men.
Prosecutors previously explained that Lloyd later contacted his sister via text, asking her, “U saw who I’m with.” He later said “Nfl” and “just so u know.”
It’s just one piece of a much bigger puzzle, but it’s clear that: (1) Hernandez went from North Attleboro to Boston to get Lloyd; (2) Lloyd was sufficiently concerned to make sure his sister knew who he was with; and (3) Lloyd ended up shot to death less than three hours later, roughly one-half mile from Hernandez’s home, in North Attleboro.