ATTLEBORO, Mass. (WPRI) – Aaron Hernandez became "argumentative" with investigators when being questioned about the shooting death of Odin Lloyd, even slamming a door in their face, according to search warrants released Tuesday afternoon.
Police interviewed Hernandez outside his North Attleboro home on the same day Lloyd's bullet-ridden body was discovered less than a mile away. The documents say that after several minutes Hernandez asked, "What's with all the questions?" and instructed police to talk to his lawyer.
"Aaron Hernandez slammed the door and locked it behind him," investigators wrote in the search warrant. "Hernandez did not ask officers whose death was being investigated nor did he display any outward signs of concern."
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Hernandez's live-in girlfriend Shayanna Jenkins did, however: she burst into tears after police informed her about Lloyd's death, according to the documents.
Jenkins described Lloyd as a "marijuana dealer" who was dating her sister. She said Hernandez went out on the night that police believe Lloyd was murdered, but said she didn't know where or who he was with.
Jenkins also told police that the couple had recently installed a video surveillance system inside their sprawling North Attleboro home, according to the documents.
The police interrogation of Jenkins was cut short when, according to the investigators, Hernandez called her while "she was speaking with the police and informed her that his sports agent said that she should not speak with the police and that she should request to speak with her attorney."
The search warrants reveal police found a set of car keys on Lloyd's body that were traced to an Enterprise Rent-A-Car at T.F. Green Airport in Warwick. Employees there say the car was rented in Hernandez's name and he was a frequent customer.
During their brief exchange, Hernandez told police he rented the car for Lloyd.
The first search warrant was issued on June 18, granting police permission to examine Hernandez's cell phone. Police found several text exchanges between Lloyd and the former Patriots tight end revealing the two were going to meet up the night Lloyd was murdered.
In all 156 pages of search-warrant material were released on Tuesday showing police cast a wide net in their investigation. They searched Hernandez's home on several occasions, as well as his car, a Franklin, Mass., apartment rented in his name and the contents of his locker at Gillette Stadium.
Police say they found nothing of "evidentiary value" from the contents of Hernandez's Patriots locker, which was searched after his arrest.
While the documents say police have been unable to locate the murder weapon, they did make a key ballistic match between spent shell casings around Lloyd's body and those recovered from a car rented by Hernandez.
"The five .45 caliber spent casings recovered in close proximity to Odin Lloyd's body were all fired from the same unknown .45 caliber firearm," investigators wrote in the search warrant.
The documents show police interviewed witnesses from Rumor nightclub in Boston. They said Hernandez was seen inside the club several days before the murder "with what appeared to be a handgun in his waistband."
The documents also include grainy still photos police say were taken from Hernandez's home surveillance system. Police say they show Hernandez clutching what appears to be a handgun. The video was taken the same night investigators say Lloyd was murdered.
Also retrieved from Hernandez's home: a small scale, two cell phones, three iPads and several articles of clothing and sneakers. They also tested a mattress and bed skirt for evidence of gun residue.
Hernandez, 23, has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and firearms charges stemming from Lloyd's death. Two of his associates who police say were with him the night of the homicide have have also pleaded not guilty: Ernest Wallace is charged with accessory after the fact and Carlos Ortiz is facing a firearms charge.
A search of Lloyd's cell phone by police showed Hernandez sent him a text message at 9:05 p.m. the night before his body was discovered.
"I'm coming to grab that tonight u gon b around I need dat and we could step for a little again," Hernandez wrote in the text, according to the documents.
The pair exchanged several messages – mainly about where they would meet – until Lloyd's final text to Hernandez at 12:05 a.m.
"We still on," he wrote.
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