NFL player's alleged murder victim had keys to car rented by player

by Reuters
Thursday, 25 July 2013 20:25 GMT

ATTLEBORO, Mass., July 25 (Reuters) - The body of a man thatformer New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is accused ofmurdering last month was found with the keys to a blackChevrolet Suburban that Hernandez had rented, according to courtpapers released on Thursday.

The victim, semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd,was discovered on June 17 in an industrial area not far fromHernandez' North Attleborough home. His cell phone containedmessages exchanged with Hernandez the night of Lloyd's death.

Authorities on Thursday released about 100 pages of heavilyredacted search warrants and affidavits related to theirinvestigation of Lloyd's death.

Hernandez was cut from the National Football League team onJune 26, shortly after police arrested him on charges that heorchestrated the execution-style murder.

The former tight end has pleaded not guilty to six criminalcounts including murder and weapons charges tied to Lloyd'sdeath last month. (Editing by Scott Malone)

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