Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez discussed the murder of the man he is charged with killing, Odin L. Lloyd, in telephone calls recorded at the Bristol County jail, prosecutors allege in court papers.
Bristol District Attorney C. Samuel Sutter’s office is seeking copies of recordings of the calls and records showing the people who have visited Hernandez at the jail since his arrest for the Lloyd murder last June. Prosecutors made the request in papers filed Thursday in Bristol Superior Court, asking a judge to order the sheriff’s office to turn over the records.
The information, they said, will show that Hernandez used code words when talking with friends, and that he has talked about the allegation made by prosecutors that he orchestrated the murder of Lloyd in a North Attleborough industrial park on June 17. Lloyd was found shot to death.
Prosecutors said that those who have visited Hernandez inlcude his fiancee, Shayanna Jenkins, and cousin, Tanya Cummings Singleton, both of whom are facing charges themselves connected to the Lloyd homicide investigation.
“Both of these codefendants have been charged as accessories in the underlying offense of murder on the theory that they provided assistance to the defendant after the commission of that offense,’’ Bristol Assistant District Attorney Roger L Michel Jr. wrote in an affidavit supporting the request for tapes and records.
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