There have been conflicting reports on Friday about whether or not a warrant had been issued for the arrest of New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is connection to the murder of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd, but now the latest report from FOX 25 states that there, in fact, has been a warrant issued.
The only problem is that the “paper warrant” as it is being called has not been entered in to the law enforcement computer systems, so the police are unable to act.
“It may be that this is a squeeze tactic,” said FOX 25 legal analyst Brad Bailey, via Pro Football Talk. “It may be telling Mr. Hernandez that we have a warrant, a warrant for a crime that has a potential maximum penalty of seven years in prison, is a tactic to get him to come to the table, start talking and start cooperating. And that’s where the lawyers may be saying, OK, we got it. You got our attention. We’re willing to respond.”
While the police continue to gather the details that led to Lloyd’s murder, Hernandez is likely facing charges of obstruction of justice after evidence that led police to believe Hernandez intentionally destroyed his home surveillance system hard drive and cell phone before it was turned over to police.
The Hernandez issue is far from over, so we will continue to keep you updated as more information becomes available.