Earlier on Friday morning a reported was circulated by multiple reporters that an arrest warrant was issued for New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez. While the charge on the warrant was for obstruction of justice and not for murder, police were reportedly out to bring Hernandez in and place him under arrest. But the Boston Globe is telling people to pump the brakes on the arrest warrant as a source informed them no arrest warrants have been issued in the homicide case Hernandez is connected to.
Globe source: No arrest warrants issued currently in Odin Lloyd murder investigation. #Hernandez
— Wesley Lowery (@WesleyLowery) June 21, 2013
While no warrant has been issued for Hernandez yet, it doesn’t mean that one isn’t on it’s way. According to the earlier report from ABC News and NewsRadio 1030, Hernandez was wanted by police after he allegedly destroyed his home security system and had his house scrubbed clean before it could be searched. This is where the obstruction of justice charge comes into play, which is what the arrest warrant was supposedly for.
Mike Florio, a former lawyer, suggested that his might be a move by investigators to try and see how those being investigated would react. Either way, while an arrest warrant hasn’t yet been issued, Hernandez’s public standing is quickly crumbling and this case continues to get more and more serious for the Patriots tight end.