(Update) Aaron Hernandez search warrants release new details on investigation

Search warrants in the case of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez will be released on Tuesday. (Getty Images)
Search warrants in the case of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez will be released on Tuesday.                                           (Getty Images)

Search warrants in the Aaron Hernandez case were made available to the public Tuesday afternoon, making it clear that investigators meticulously combed through the former New England Patriots player’s personal belongings to ascertain whether he was connected to the execution-style slaying of a 27-year-old Dorchester resident, Odin Lloyd.

According to the documents, police searched Hernandez’s home as well as his locker at Gillette Stadium, and seized electronic devices, including an iPhone 5, a blackberry, three iPad’s, a digital video recorder and a hard drive.

Police said Hernandez “became argumentative” with investigators when they interviewed him at his North Attleboro mansion, and asked, “What’s with all the questions?” Police also claim that Hernandez “slammed the door and (locked) it behind him” when they told him they were investigating a death.

His live-in girlfriend, Shayanna Jenkins, allegedly told investigators that Lloyd smoked and dealt marijuana. The court documents claim that Lloyd sent Hernandez the text message, “We still on” at 12:22 a.m. on June 17. Lloyd’s body was found later that day, riddled with bullets.

According to the documents, investigators searched cars in Hernandez’s possession, including his Hummer, for “trace/biological evidence,” including DNA, blood, saliva, skin, gunshot residue, finger and palm prints, firearms, ammunition and footwear impressions.

Hernandez’s cell phone was scoured for texts, voicemails and calls related to Lloyd’s death.

Police took from his North Attleboro home: a gunshot residue kit, a rifle, ammunition, four pairs of Nike sneakers, a duffle bag, a wrist watch, a scale located in a safe and clothing.

Investigators searched the contents of his team locker, but no items were seized.

A judge granted a motion by news organizations to release the search warrants, saying he would do so by 2 p.m. Tuesday if there is no challenge by prosecutors and defense attorneys who had argued to keep it sealed.

The former New England Patriots tight end, who is charged with murdering 27-year-old Lloyd, is pleading not guilty to the charges.

Meanwhile, New England Patriots owner on Monday Bob Kraft finally spoke out about the charges Hernandez is facing.

“If this stuff is true, then I’ve been duped and our whole organization has been duped,” Kraft told the Boston Herald on Monday. “When he was in our building, we never saw anything where he was not polite. He was always respectful to me. We only know what’s going on inside the building. We don’t put private eyes on people.”

Kraft added that from now on, the Patriots will “be looking at our procedures and auditing how we do things.”

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