Newly released surveillance photos show former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez holding what authorities say appears to be a gun, shortly after his friend was shot to death.
The photos taken from Hernandez’s home surveillance system are contained in more than 100 pages of court records released Thursday.
Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to murder in the death of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd, whose body was found June 17 near Hernandez’s home.
An affidavit says the pictures show Hernandez in his basement holding a gun not long after Lloyd was killed. The surveillance was cut off within minutes.
Other photos show what authorities say is Hernandez in his living room before Lloyd’s killing also holding what they believe is a gun. Police say Lloyd was killed with a .45 caliber gun, but it has not been recovered.
PATRIOTS: In the wake of former teammate Hernandez’s arrest on a murder charge, quarterback Tom Brady said the team must work hard to “re-establish what we’re all about.”
“It’s been a challenging off-season,” he said as New England opened camp. “But we’re going to try to move forward as best we know how.”
Brady talked at length for the first time since Hernandez’s name surfaced in connection with the shooting death of Lloyd.
“Certainly, it’s a very tragic thing that happened and someone loses their life,” Brady said during a 17-minute session on the team’s practice field, “but all those things were out of the players’ control here. We’re not really a part of that situation.”
BENGALS: All-Pro receiver A.J. Green twisted his left knee while trying to make a sideline catch during Cincinnati’s first practice of training camp, then walked to the trainer’s room for treatment.
Green, a former Georgia star, planted his left foot and twisted the knee while reaching for the ball, which deflected off his upper arm. He landed hard, rolled onto his back and grabbed the knee before putting his hands on the top of his helmet in pain.
“I think he’s fine,” coach Marvin Lewis said.
SEAHAWKS: Receiver Percy Harvin has suffered an unknown hip injury that landed him on the physically unable to perform list when training camp opened.
The injury is in the area of Harvin’s labrum, which has immediately drawn concern that it could be a problem that would cause Harvin to miss significant time before ever seeing the field with his new team.