Hernandez burned by … his own security surveillance system?
posted at 8:21 pm on July 25, 2013 by Ed Morrissey
Rule #1 for rich professional athletes who think they’re gangsters: When you bring the murder weapon back the mansion, don’t forget to turn off your surveillance cameras. The life sentence you prevent might be your own.
Oh, and rule #2? Cleanliness:
Accused killer Aaron Hernandez was captured on his own home surveillance cameras holding a large caliber firearm in the minutes after his friend was shot dead, according to court documents released today.
Police also found a spent .45 caliber shell casing in a car rented by the former New England Patriots star that matched the five bullets found in the body of murder victim Odin Lloyd.
The documents were released by Massachusetts investigators today.
“Interior surveillance footage shows Aaron Hernandez pass through the living room area of the residence while holding an item, identified by investigators being consistent with a firearm,” according to a search warrant affidavit released by the Attleboro District Court today.
“Aaron Hernandez is observed on the surveillance video moving the item believed to be a firearm between his hands as he passes through the living room,” the affidavit stated.
And rule #3? Learn a few things about your surveillance system, too:
The photographs were taken inside his home and recovered from the 14 surveillance cameras Hernandez had throughout his $1.2 million mansion in North Attleboro, Mass. Hernandez, ABC News reported, had smashed the cameras but investigators were able to retrieve photographs.
ABC has a video wondering how geniuses like Hernandez manage to live double lives while working in a high-profile industry like the NFL. A better question might be how they manage to dress themselves without instruction.
Note: I am on vacation until August 5th.