Aaron Hernandez Murder Case Update: Cops Insists NFL Vet Used 'Coded Messages' To Talk About Odin Lloyd Killing In Jailhouse Phone Calls [VIDEO]
on Feb 01, 2014 12:54 PM EST
Since being jailed for the murder of Odin Lloyd authorities charge former NFL star Aaron Hernandez has used "coded messages" in phone calls made from the Bristol County Jail where he remains being held.
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According to the New York Daily News, prosecutors allege the former New England Patriots tight end has made references to a car highlighted in the police investigation and discussed specific individuals thus far criminally charged as accessories in Lloyd's execution-style killing last June.
The newspaper adds other jailhouse discussions involving Hernandez allegedly took place and were recorded including instances where he talked about the "extent of his control" over some of the other people thus far charged in the probe.
Hernandez, 24, has pleaded not guilty in the late June killing of Lloyd, a former associate of the NFL veteran and a semi-pro football player who was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancée, Shayanna Jenkins.
Jenkins has since been charged with lying to a grand jury in charge of investigating the slaying, while Ernest Wallace, Carlos Ortiz and Tanya Singleton have all been jailed on various other charges related to the crime. Prosecutors are now also asking judge Susan Garsh to order the Bristol County sheriff's office to turn over records of jailhouse visits Hernandez had with both Jenkins, and Singleton.
Jenkins has pleaded not guilty, as has Singleton. Singleton was released from custody on Dec. 30, 2014 on $15,000 bail related to contempt and conspiracy charges.
Also on Friday, The News reported attorneys for Hernandez filed a motion requesting more details from prosecutors about the charges against Hernandez for which he remains jailed without bail and in solitary confinement. More specifically, they demanded to know if authorities consider Hernandez to have been the triggerman in the Lloyd slaying or simply acting as a "joint venturer." While long insisting Hernandez orchestrated the killing, prosecutors have never publically charged he pulled the trigger.
Police have theorized Hernandez may have killed Lloyd because he had knowledge of other violent crimes he allegedly may have been involved in.