Aaron Hernandez, the former New England Patriots star who was convicted of murder, was found hanged Wednesday morning in the Massachusetts prison where he was serving a life sentence, officials said.
Aaron Hernandez shot the bullets that killed his friend Odin Lloyd according to Carlos Ortiz.
Ortiz is one of two friends who was with Hernandez the night Lloyd died. He said Hernandez admitted to him that he killed Mr. Lloyd.
Hernandez, former Patriots’ football star, was convicted of killing Odin Lloyd, 27, in an industrial park half-a-mile from his home. The motive was Lloyd’s “dissing” him by talking to patrons in a bar that Hernandez didn’t like. The “dissing” could have been connected to the two other murders of which he was acquitted (a 2012 drive-by shooting in Boston).
Ortiz sent investigators to Hernandez’s “flop house” in Franklin, Mass. It was there that investigators said they recovered ammunition similar to the .45-caliber bullets used to kill Lloyd.
Hernandez claimed he was innocent of all murders but would have spent the remainder of his life in prison once his appeals were exhausted. He was sentenced to life without parole.