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Aaron Hernandez Update: Home, phones, locker of NFL star were searched before murder charge, warrants show

Former New England Patriots football tight end Aaron Hernandez stands during a bail hearing in Fall River Superior Court Thursday, June 27, 2013 in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez, charged with murdering Odin Lloyd, a 27-year-old semi-pro football player, was denied bail. (AP Photo/Boston Herald, Ted Fitzgerald, Pool) Ted Fitzgerald

Former New England Patriots football tight end Aaron Hernandez stands during a bail hearing in Fall River Superior Court Thursday, June 27, 2013 in Fall River, Mass.
AP Photo/Boston Herald, Ted Fitzgerald, Pool
(CBS/AP) BOSTON - Search warrants released Tuesday in the murder case against former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez reveal authorities scoured through everything from his home in North Attleborough, Mass. to the contents of his team locker.

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Eight search warrants were unsealed after a judge granted a motion by news organizations to lift an impoundment of the material.

The warrants covered multiple cell phones, the video surveillance system in Hernandez's home and various vehicles, according to CBS Boston.

The warrants also reportedly sought evidence on the grounds of his home as well as in a container filled with the contents of his emptied Patriots locker.

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According to an affidavit attached to the unsealed search warrants, Hernandez was described by police as "argumentative" during their first encounter following the death of his friend, Odin Lloyd.

The affidavit says Hernandez approached police after noticing them parked outside his home on June 17, the day Lloyd's body was found in an industrial park in North Attleborough.

Police say they asked Hernandez about an SUV he had rented and according to the documents, Hernandez told them he rented it for Lloyd and had last seen him in Boston the day before.

The affidavit then said Hernandez became argumentative, asked "what's with all the questions?," and locked the door of his house behind him.

The records say he then came out about 10 minutes later and agreed to be questioned at a local police station.

The 23-year-old Hernandez was arrested June 26 and charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Lloyd, a Boston semi-pro football player who was reportedly dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancée. Authorities say Hernandez orchestrated the killing because he was upset at Lloyd, 27, for talking to certain people at a nightclub a few days earlier

Hernandez, who was released by the New England Patriots following his arrest, has pleaded not guilty and is being held without bail. Two other men, Carlos Ortiz and Ernest Wallace, face lesser charges in the case.

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