Mass. DA Seeks Public’s Help in Hernandez Case

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  • DARTMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts prosecutor on Tuesday asked for the public’s help in finding a car mirror connected to the murder case against former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez.

    Police are seeking the driver’s side rearview mirror from a silver Nissan Altima that Bristol District Attorney Samuel Sutter said may be anywhere between Odin Lloyd’s home in Boston and Hernandez’s home in North Attleborough. It is about 30 miles between the locations, largely along Interstate 95, although Sutter said the mirror may be in a wooded or secluded area along the route.

    The prosecutor previously said Hernandez and two other men were with Lloyd in a silver Nissan Altima shortly before Lloyd’s death. Hernandez, 23, is facing a murder charge in the shooting death of Lloyd, 27, whose body was found June 17 near Hernandez’s home.

    Prosecutors say Hernandez orchestrated Lloyd’s execution-style slaying. They say it happened after the two went to a night club a few days earlier and Lloyd spoke to people Hernandez didn’t want him talking to. Two other men are also facing charges in connection with the death of Lloyd, who played linebacker for the Boston Bandits semi-pro football team. Hernandez and Lloyd were dating sisters.

    Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to murder and gun charges and is being held without bail at the county jail in Dartmouth, where Sheriff Thomas Hodgson said he is acclimating well and being held alone in a cell. He gets an hour of outdoor recreation a day, an hour to shower and make phone calls, and an hour to talk to visitors per day.

    Hernandez was moved to a new cell on Monday and does not have any one-on-one interaction with other inmates, Hodgson said.

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