The filings from Aaron Hernandez’s murder case were made public Monday, citing the evidence prosecutors will use, and it includes 33 pages of text messages exchanged between Hernandez and New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick.
The Hartford Courant reported that Massachusetts detectives, throughout a year-long investigation, interviewed Belichick, along with team owner Robert Kraft, director of player personnel Nicholas Caserio, director of football Berj Najarian, and strength coach Moses Cabrera.
The texts range from February 2013 to May 2013, which are the four (offseason) months before the June 17 shooting that left Odin Lloyd dead half a mile from Hernandez’s home. Hernandez was arrested nine days later as a suspect. He was indicted by a grand jury on August 22. Hernandez is also facing two other murder charges for a July 2012 Boston nightclub drive-by shooting.
Evidence in the Lloyd murder case also includes car rental contracts that date back to 2011, because Hernandez had rented a car the night of Lloyd’s murder, which he returned the next day.
The tentative trial date for the Lloyd has been set to Oct. 6. Hernandez has plead not guilty.