Report: Arrest Warrant Issued for Patriots Tight End Hernandez

An arrest warrant has been issued for Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez in connection with the death of a 27-year-old Boston man less than a mile from Hernandez's home.

A law enforcement source told Boston's WBZ NewsRadio 1030 on Friday that the "warrant has been issued on a charge of obstruction of justice."

According to that source, "it is possible that charges could eventually be upgraded."

The body of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd of Dorchester was found Monday a mile from Hernandez's home. He was shot in the back of the head. Lloyd reportedly texted someone to indicate he was in a car with Hernandez and two other people shortly before his death. Hernandez and two other men later reportedly returned to Hernandez's home--without Lloyd. Hernandez reportedly destroyed his surveillance system, smashed his cell phone, and hired a cleaning crew to scrub his mansion. 

Hernandez has reportedly hired the law firm of Ropes and Gray to represent him.


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