NORTH ATTLEBORO, Mass. – New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was led out of his house in handcuffs by law enforcement officials Wednesday morning.
Hernandez, 23, has been at the center of a homicide investigation into the death of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd. Police twice executed search warrants inside Hernandez’s home in the last week, but have been quiet about Hernandez’s suspected role in the murder.
Aaron Hernandez, who has not cooperated with the investigation into the homicide of Odin Lloyd, is expected to face obstruction of justice charges.
When asked about what charges Hernandez faces, the Attleboro District Court clerk’s office said, “No comment. We don’t have a clue.”
Hernandez received a visit from James L. Sultan, a prominent criminal defense attorney with recent success in appellate reversals of first degree murder convictions.
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Hernandez, who did not cooperate with police, was reportedly going to be arrested for obstruction of justice charges as early as Friday.
Nine police officers and detectives entered Hernandez’s house just before 9 a.m. Hernandez answered the door and was handcuffed, then given a white t-shirt to wear as he was walked to a marked police cruiser and driven away.