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Reports: Arrest Warrant Issued for Patriots Tight End Aaron Hernandez in Murder Case -- See Why


Reportedly turned over a destroyed home security system and phone.

New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez dives for a pass during the first half of the NFL football AFC Championship football game against the Baltimore Ravens in Foxborough, Mass., Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. The pass was incomplete. Credit: AP

An arrest warrant has been issued for New England Patriots Tight End Aaron Hernandez in the murder investigation of Odin Lloyd, ABC news reports.

New England Patriots' Aaron Hernandez kneels on the field during NFL football practice in Foxborough, Mass., Wednesday, May 29, 2013. Credit: AP

The warrant is for obstruction of justice charges, not murder.

Still, WBZ-TV and WBZ-RADIO reports those charges could be upgraded:

State police are expected to make the arrest, but it's unclear when and where.

WBZ-TV has more on the connections between Hernandez and the victim:

Lloyd was driving an SUV that had been rented in the name of Hernandez and was dating a woman who is the sister of Hernandez’s fiancee.

And WFXT-TV has even more interesting details including information about gun shots:

Sources said there was video evidence of Hernandez and two other men wearing hooded sweatshirts walking into Hernandez's home within minutes of neighbors hearing gunshots between 3 a.m. and 3:30 a.m. Monday morning. The sources said neighbors did not report the shots right away.

From ABC:

Police sources told ABC News on Thursday that a major investigative tool – the security system at Hernandez's home, which included video – had been intentionally destroyed. His cell phone was handed over to police "in pieces," and appeared to have been smashed.

Police also want to know why a team of house cleaners were hired on Monday to scrub Hernandez's mansion, the sources said.

Lloyd was found shot in the head less than a mile from Hernandez's suburban Boston home, and sources have told ABC the two were spotted together the night before Lloyd was found dead.

This is a breaking story. Updates will be added.

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