Texts read between Hernandez, murder victim

By Melissa Randall


A housekeeper took the stand Tuesday to testify that she saw Aaron Hernandez fidgeting with a home security camera the day after the murder of Odin Lloyd.

Jurors also got a look at a text conversation between Hernandez and the victim in the hours leading up to the shooting.

Those texts and calls on Lloyd’s phone are key in helping to establish a timeline, but the same messages were missing from Hernandez’s phone, presumably deleted before he handed the Blackberry over.  

Former housekeeper Glaucia Santos identified a surveillance camera in the ‘man cave’ of Hernandez’s North Attleboro home. 

The maid says she saw him fidgeting with it the day after he allegedly killed Odin Lloyd.

Santos was cleaning the basement on June 18, 2013, and says it smelled of weed. She also testified about seeing Shayanna Jenkins acting odd later that same day. 

Earlier in the day, a cell phone expert from T-Mobile read aloud text messages from Lloyd’s phone. It was a lengthy conversation between him and Hernandez in the days leading up to the murder.

Prosecutors say Hernandez and 2 friends picked up Lloyd, drove him to the industrial park, and shot him.

Hernandez whispered to his lawyer as the expert went over the records.

A trooper from the Massachusetts State Police was also called to the stand, discussing fingerprints. 

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