TIMELINE: The murder investigation surrounding Aaron Hernandez

TIMELINE: The murder investigation surrounding Aaron Hernandez

April 15, 2015:

Aaron Hernandez is found guilty of first degree murder in the death of Odin Lloyd and is sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Hernandez is also found guilty of two weapons charges against him.

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April 6, 2015:

During closing arguments, Hernandez lawyer James Sultan acknowledges for the first time that Hernandez witnessed the killing. He described him as a 23-year-old kid who simply did not know what to do.

The jury begins to deliberate.

April 2, 2015:

The prosecution rests its case. Final witness was a medical examiner who testified about Lloyd's injuries after being shot multiple times.

April 1, 2015

: Alexander Bradley, who sued Aaron Hernandez over being shot in the face in Florida, takes the stand.

March 31, 2015:

Patriots owner Robert Kraft testifies that he took Hernandez aside two days after the slaying and asked whether he was involved. Kraft says Hernandez told him that he was innocent and that he was at a club at the time Lloyd was killed.

March 27, 2015:

Aaron Hernandez's fiancee Shayanna Jenkins testified that Hernandez was intoxicated in the hours before the killing of Odin Lloyd. Jenkins also told jurors that she found a handgun in the kitchen junk drawer before the killing.

March 26, 2015:

Judge allows jailhouse calls into evidence. In the calls, Hernadez discusses giving money to a cousin.

March 24, 2015:

Jennifer Mercado, Hernandez's cousin, testifies about Ernest Wallace and Hernandez's other co-defendant, Carlos Ortiz.

March 19, 2015:

A woman that says she danced with Hernandez at a nightclub testifies that Hernandez was aggressive and agitated two nights before the killing.

March 17, 2015:

An expert from Nike testifies that the shoes Hernandez was seen wearing on surveillance video are the same kind of shoes found at the crime scene.

March 11, 2015

: An employee of weapons manufacturer Glock testifies that surveillance video shows Hernandez holding a gun minutes after the killing.

March 6, 2015:

A crime lab scientist testifies that Hernandez's DNA matched DNA found on a marijuana joint at the crime scene.

March 3, 2015

: A maid who cleaned Hernandez's home testifies that she saw him "messing with" the security camera in his basement the day after the killing.

Feb. 27, 2015:

A phone company official testifies that several text messages the Hernandez exchanged with a co-defendant before the killing are missing from his phone.

Feb. 25, 2015:

A Massachusetts State Police sergeant testifies that the shell casings found in Hernandez's rental car and at the murder scene were fired from the same weapon.

Tuesday Feb. 10, 2015

: Aaron Hernandez's fiancee, Shayanna Jenkins, was granted immunity in his murder trial. FOX25 has obtained a court document showing that Judge Susan Garsh will allow a "judicial order of immunity" for Jenkins. She is the mother of Hernandez's child and is also the sister of the murder victim's girlfriend, Sheneah Jenkins.

Thursday Feb. 5, 2015

: Prosecutor Patrick Bomberg cited the O.J. Simpson case when referring to Aaron Hernandez's staged home, filled with trophies.

Wednesday Feb. 4, 2015:

Judge Susan Garsh gave told murder victim Odin Lloyd's mother, Ursula Ward, to not cry while on the stand providing testimony.

Thursday Jan. 29, 2015:

Opening statements are expected in Aaron Hernandez's murder trial in Bristol County.

Friday Jan. 9, 2015:

Jury selection for Aaron Hernandez's murder trial in Bristol County begins with an extensive questionnaire of prospective jurors.

Friday Jan. 2, 2015:

The prosecution against Aaron Hernandez for the murder of Odin Lloyd received a new lead lawyer after former Bristol County District Attorney Sam Sutter was elected mayor of Fall River. Thomas Quinn III, who was Sutter's assistant, has been appointed county DA by the governor and will take over prosecution of the case.

Also Friday, lawyers asked a judge to let Hernandez's mother and fiancee attend his murder trial, even though they are listed as possible witnesses and normally would be barred from attending.

Monday, December 22:

The murder trial of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez is expected to take six to 10 weeks, prosecutors said. Jury selection is scheduled to start Jan. 9. Prosecutors said they expect jury selection to take about 10 days and call about 45 witnesses at trial.

Monday, December 15:

With less than a month to go before jury selection begins in Aaron Hernandez's first murder trial, the judge overseeing the case banned all NFL, New England Patriots and football-related gear and clothing from the courthouse once the trial begins.

Friday, December 12:

A judge ruled that prosecutors in the Odin Lloyd murder case cannot tell a jury about two other killings with which the ex-New England Patriot is charged or the final text messages the victim sent to his sister.

Prosecutors are also barred from introducing the shooting of Alexander Bradley, a former associate of Hernandez. Bradley has filed a civil suit against Hernandez that says the ex-player shot him in the face in 2013 after an argument in Florida.

Massachusetts prosecutors sought to admit a range of evidence related to the ex-player's other alleged crimes or "bad acts," including the Boston homicides, firearms found at Hernandez's home or elsewhere and even a photograph obtained from the celebrity gossip website TMZ that depicts Hernandez holding a gun.

Friday, November 28:

Investigators returned to Hernandez's North Attleboro home, reportedly to find a pair of sneakers they believe Hernandez wore the night Odin Lloyd was murdered. Detectives reportedly left the house empty handed. It's unclear why authorities waited so long to search for the shoes.

Tuesday, November 25:

A judge allows a six-month delay in the trial of Aaron Hernandez for the 2012 double murder of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado. Hernandez allegedly shot the men after a chance encounter at a nightclub. The trial was scheduled to begin in May.

Thursday, October 30:

A judge denied a request from former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez to move his trial in the fatal shooting of a Odin Lloyd to a different county.

Friday, October 10:

Aaron Hernandez's motion to suppress cell phone evidence was denied.

Tuesday, August 26

: A judge granted a request by former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez to suppress evidence from two cellphones and three iPads taken from his home in a search during a 2013 murder investigation.

Monday, August 11

: Bristol County prosecutors are recommending Aaron Hernandez's cousin, Tanya Singleton, be sentenced to two years probation on a criminal contempt charge in the murder of Odin Lloyd

Thursday, July 24:

Hernandez's lawyers lose motion for dismissal of charges in Lloyd murder case.

Monday, July 14

: A lawyer for Hernandez's cousin, Tanya Singleton, says in a court hearing that she will change her plea to guilty on criminal contempt charges related to both the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd and 2012 Boston double murders that her cousin has been charged with.

Wednesday, July 9:

Aaron Hernandez is moved from the Bristol County House of Corrections to the Suffolk County Jail on Nashua Street in Boston.

Tuesday, July 8:

The families of Boston murder victims Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado will be allowed to freeze up to $5 million from Aaron Hernandez's North Attleborough home.

Monday, July 7:

Hernandez's request for transfer to jail closer to Boston approved.

Tuesday, July 1:

Judge denies gag order in Hernandez double murder case

Thursday, June 26:

Hernandez defense submits additional photographic evidence in case

Monday, June 23:

Hernandez defense submits extra evidence, summonsed local media outlets for footage

Saturday, June 21:

Hernandez is taken to the hospital for an undisclosed medical issue. He is brought back to jail within an hour.

Friday, June 20:

Hernandez files motion requesting to move to jail closer to Boston

Tuesday, June 17:

Aaron Hernandez's lawyers subpoenaed his medical records from the New England Patriots.

Monday, June 16: 

Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez, who is charged with murder in three killings, has pleaded not guilty to assaulting an inmate and threatening a guard and his family.

The plea came Monday, the same day his lawyers asked a Massachusetts judge to dismiss a murder charge in the 2013 slaying of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd. Defense attorneys say the charges should be dismissed because prosecutors have failed to show probable cause that Hernandez killed Lloyd or even took part in the slaying.

Thursday, June 12:

Prosecutors file against dismissal of charges in Hernandez case


Wednesday, June 11:

Lawyers for Aaron Hernandez want access to the original footage from the ex-Patriot's home surveillance system.

Friday, May 30:

Aaron Hernandez signed a multi-million dollar signing bonus before his arrest, but apparently the former Patriot is having trouble paying his legal fees.

FOX Sports has learned that two attorneys for Hernandez have filed paperwork with the court, hinting they may not be representing him in this latest case for long.

Wednesday, May 28:

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez entered not guilty pleas in court Wednesday in the 2012 murders of two Boston men outside a nightclub.

Tuesday, May 27:

An associate of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to a murder charge in the shooting death of a man near Hernandez's home last summer.

Carlos Ortiz was arraigned Tuesday in Fall River Superior Court on a murder charge in connection with the June 2013 death of Odin Lloyd. He is being held without bail and a pre-trial conference is set for Sept. 24.

Wednesday, May 21:

Investigators are looking to speak with tattoo artists who provided former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez with tattoos on his right forearm.

Aaron Hernandez will be arraigned in court on May 28 on two counts of first-degree murder, as well as other charges, related to a 2012 double homicide in Boston.

Thursday, May 15:

Former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez has been indicted on two counts of first degree murder in a 2012 homicide that took place in Boston.

Hernandez was also indicted on three counts of armed assault with intent to murder and one count assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley announced the charges during a press conference Thursday. FOX 25 first reported the indictment late Thursday morning.

Hernandez's cousin, Tanya Singleton, is also charged with criminal contempt of court. Officials said she was granted an order of immunity if she testified truthfully in front of the Grand Jury. They claim she said nothing and so she has been charged.

- Attorneys for Aaron Hernandez filed a motion to dismiss indictments charging him with first degree murder and unlawful possession of a firearm in the death of Odin Lloyd Thursday.

- Ernest Wallace pleaded not guilty to murder in the shooting death of Odin Lloyd.

Thursday, May 1:

A grand jury indicts Aaron Hernandez on charges of assault and battery and threats to do bodily harm in relation to the alleged fight Hernandez got into with another inmate in the Bristol County jail.

Thursday, April 17:

Oscar Hernandez was arrested Wednesday night on federal charges amid allegations that he lied to a federal grand jury in a gun trafficking investigation that began after a June 2013 homicide in North Attleborough. While believed to be an associate of Aaron Hernandez, the two men are not related.

Friday, April 11:

Both Carlos Ortiz and Ernest Wallace, associates of Aaron Hernandez, were charged with the murder of Odin Lloyd.

Tuesday, March 18:

A Massachusetts judge has refused to alter a gag order she imposed in the homicide case against former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez.

Friday, March 14:

A Massachusetts judge has set an Aug. 12 trial date on a criminal contempt charge filed against the cousin of former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez in connection with his murder case.

Thursday, March 6:

An application for a criminal complaint for assault and battery has been filed against Aaron Hernandez after the alleged jail fight he was involved in last month.

Wednesday, Feb. 26:

A source confirms to FOX 25, the families of Safiro Furtado and Daniel DeAbreu, who were both killed in a 2012 Boston shooting, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Aaron Hernandez Wednesday hoping to reportedly gain $6 million each in damages.

Tuesday, Feb. 25

: Aaron Hernandez was involved in a fight with another inmate inside the Bristol County jail.

Friday, Feb. 21:

Bristol County D.A. Sam Sutter told WATD-FM he plans to appeal the gag order imposed in Hernandez's case.

Thursday, Feb. 20:

Eight months after the investigation into Hernandez started, there is still no word on whether the former Patriot will be charged with a July 2012 double murder.

Wednesday, Feb. 19

: State troopers were delivering subpoenas at an apartment complex in Franklin Tuesday where former Patriot Aaron Hernandez once rented.

Friday, Feb. 14:

A Massachusetts judge says she found no ethical violations by prosecutors in the Aaron Hernandez murder case, but she did impose a formal gag order to protect the ex-New England Patriot's right to a fair trial.

Thursday, Feb. 13:

A new report from the

says that Aaron Hernandez danced outside at a gas station on the night of Odin Lloyd's murder.

Tuesday, Feb. 11

: Aaron Hernandez's barber, Robby Olivares, may be a key witness in the Odin Lloyd murder case.

Thursday, Feb. 6:

The 911 calls were released detailing the chaos recorded inside the Connecticut nightclub where Alexander Bradley was shot.

Wednesday, Feb. 5:

A 29-year-old Hartford man was arrested Tuesday night for his alleged connection to Alexander Bradley's shooting.

Leslie Randolph was held on $1 million bond on charges of assault, criminal use of a firearm, and carrying a pistol without a permit.

Monday, Feb. 3:

The former right-hand man of Aaron Hernandez was shot overnight in Hartford. Officials say Alexander Bradley sustained multiple gunshot wounds to his leg.

Hernandez's pre-trial hearing has been rescheduled from Wednesday to Friday.

Friday, Jan. 31:

Court documents released Friday say that prosecutors will not have Carlos Ortiz testify against Aaron Hernandez.

Friday, Jan. 31:

Court documents released Friday allege former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez talked about the June 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd in conversations recorded at Bristol County Jail and House of Correction.

Thursday, Jan. 30:

Tanya Singleton, Aaron Hernandez's cousin, posted bail Thursday after spending more than five months in jail. Singleton has pleaded not guilty to criminal contempt and conspiracy to commit accessory after the fact.

Thursday, Jan. 16:

Details released in a newly unsealed search warrant in the Aaron Hernandez case detail why Boston investigators wanted to visit a home belonging to the former Patriot's uncle in the first place. Boston officials were alerted to the home by investigators probing the murder of Odin Lloyd after they noticed an unused 4Runner in the garage. Investigators allege the 4Runner matches the SUV used in a July 2012 double homicide in Boston. In their application for a search of the home, investigators wrote, "gunshot residue may still exist" on the SUV in the garage.

Thursday, Jan. 9

Aaron Hernandez's lawyers filed language they want in a proposed gag order. In the filing, lawyers are asking parties investigating and or prosecuting the Lloyd case to not talk about it publicly outside court. They also want agents for the state to sign an oath that says they will not talk to the media.

Thursday, Jan. 9

Hernandez associate Carlos Ortiz is due in Fall River Superior Court Thursday afternoon in his accessory case. He had been scheduled to appear in November, but his attorney wanted more time to go through a large amount of evidence from prosecutors.

Tuesday, Jan. 7


in the Aaron Hernandez case backs up what law enforcement sources have been telling FOX 25 for months. Authorities believe the June murder of Odin Lloyd in North Attleborough is connected to a double murder in Boston that took place in July of 2012.

Monday, Dec. 23

A Massachusetts judge may impose a formal gag order in the murder case against former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez after his attorneys accused the state of allowing leaks that jeopardize his right to a fair trial.

Thursday, Dec. 19

A Massachusetts judge has granted a restraining order preserving some of former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez's assets in connection with a wrongful death lawsuit by the family of the man he's accused of killing.

Tuesday, Dec. 17

The family of Odin Lloyd has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Aaron Hernandez.

Thursday, Dec. 12

A Miami Dolphin reportedly missed practice Wednesday because he was testifying before a grand jury in the Aaron Hernandez murder investigation. According to ESPN, Dolphins center Mike Pouncey was in Massachusetts to answer questions from a grand jury. Pouncey was listed on the Dolphins' injury report Wednesday as missing practice for a non-injury.

Monday, Dec. 9

Ernest Wallace, an associate of Aaron Hernandez, appeared in court and his lawyers asked the prosecution to explain the allegations outlined in a "bill of particulars." Prosecutors must respond by Jan. 9.

Thursday, Dec. 5

A Massachusetts judge has eased bail restrictions for a cousin of Aaron Hernandez who faces two charges in connection with the murder case against the former New England Patriots tight end.

Thursday, Nov. 28

Aaron Hernandez has reportedly exercised his Fifth Amendment right to remain silent in a lawsuit filed by former right-hand man Alexander Bradley.

Wednesday, Nov. 27

It's a possibility that Aaron Hernandez could walk away from the Odin Lloyd murder case a free man, and Retired Massachusetts Superior Court Judge Isaac Borenstein said he would not be surprised if that happened.

Borenstein, a professor of law at Suffolk and Northeastern, has presided over dozens of murder cases during his 22-year long career. According to Borenstein, he would not be surprised if Hernandez walked away a free man. However, if Hernandez does go to trial, he expects a battle.

Wednesday, Nov. 6

Shayanna Jenkins' attorney Janice Bassil argued Wednesday in Fall River Superior Court that prosecutors should give her client more specifics about the basis for the perjury charge against her. Jenkins pleaded not guilty last month. She is free on personal recognizance.

Tuesday, Oct. 29

For months, FOX 25's Ted Daniel has been investigating the relationship between Alexander Bradley and Aaron Hernandez and the role an alleged shooting in Miami might have played in it. See his report here:

Sunday, Oct. 27

Sports Illustrated reports Miami Dolphins' center Mike Pouncey was served with a grand jury subpoena about an hour after the team's loss to the New England Patriots Sunday. Sources tell the magazine the subpoena was related to the Aaron Hernandez investigation.

Friday, Oct. 25

The state Legislature has approved $40,000 to reimburse the North Attleborough Police Department for some of the costs associated with the murder investigation that led to the arrest of Aaron Hernandez.

Thursday, Oct. 24

Aaron Hernandez's cousin, Tanya Singleton, was granted $15,000 bail with conditions as she faces charges in connection with the murder case against the former New England Patriots player.

Prosecutors say she helped Hernandez's "right-hand man" Ernest Wallace travel to Florida after the June killing of Odin Lloyd and refused to testify before the grand jury in the case despite immunity.

Prosecutors also said Singleton talked with Hernandez's friend Carlos Ortiz about fleeing to Puerto Rico. Wallace and Ortiz have pleaded not guilty to accessory to murder after the fact.

Monday, Oct. 19

John Alcorn, also known as "Chicago," and his lawyer recently talked with FOX 25's Ted Daniel about  a .38 Special gun authorities believe was used in a double-murder in Boston's South End. (

to see the story)

The judge in the Aaron Hernandez murder case on Monday rejected prosecutors' request to step aside because of what they called bias in an earlier case, saying she was free of it then, is free of it now and will be guided in her rulings only by the law.

Friday, Oct. 18

Carlos Ortiz pleaded not guilty to an accessory to murder charge and was ordered held on $500,000 cash bail.

Tuesday, October 15:

FOX Undercover releases the name of the Conn. friend Hernandez has been calling from jail. Ryan McDonnell has been a friend of Hernandez's since at least high school and played on the baseball team. (To watch the exclusive report,

The fiancee of former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez pleads not guilty to a perjury charge at arraignment. Prosecutors say Shayanna Jenkins repeatedly lied to jurors at a grand jury. Her attorney says prosecutors were extremely aggressive and Jenkins broke down on the stand. She was released on personal recognizance.

Wednesday, Oct. 9:

Ted Daniel investigates 114 Lake Avenue in Bristol and how it plays into Hernandez's suspected double-life. (

to see the report)

Aaron Hernandez takes the stand a pre-trial hearing. At issue, one of Hernandez's attorneys works with the wife of a prosecutor at the Ropes & Gray law firm in Boston. Hernandez said he understood the situation and wanted attorney Michael Fee to continue to represent him.

Prosecutors said they plan to file a motion for recusal of Judge Susan Garsh.

Garsh also denied a motion to impose a gag order in the case.

Tuesday, Oct. 8:

Alexander Bradley, the man prosecutors call Hernandez's former right hand man, appeared before a Suffolk County Grand Jury probing a 2012 double murder in Boston Tuesday.

Friday, Oct. 4:

An associate of Aaron Hernandez who was wanted for questioning was captured by Hartford Police and the U.S. Marshals Office. Alexander Bradley was captured in Hartford. He will appear in Superior Court Friday at 2 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 1:

A man who survived a drive-by shooting last year that left two of his friends dead tells FOX Undercover that he believes former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez pulled the trigger.

Arraignment dates have been set for Aaron Hernandez's fiancee and an alleged accomplice in the death of Odin Lloyd. Shayanna Jenkins is scheduled to be arraigned Oct. 15 at 2 p.m. on a single charge of perjury. Carlos Ortiz is scheduled to be arraigned Oct. 18 at 2 p.m. on a charge of accessory to murder after the fact. Both arraignments will take place in Fall River Justice Center.

Friday, Sept. 27:

Aaron Hernandez's fiancee was indicted on a single charge of perjury Friday in connection to the murder investigation surrounding the ex-New England Patriot. His cousin, 37-year-old Tanya Singleton, was charged with conspiracy to commit accessory after the fact.

Carlos Ortiz was indicted on a charge of accessory to murder after the fact. Ortiz had previously pleaded not guilty to a gun charge in connection to the case after cooperating with investigators. FOX Undercover first reported Thursday that his deal with prosecutors had fallen apart and an indictment was expected.

Thursday, Sept. 26:

- Ernest Wallace, whom Massachusetts prosecutors have described as the "right-hand man" of former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez, was ordered held on $500,000 bail at a hearing.

- FOX Undercover has learned that Carlos Ortiz's deal with prosecutors has fallen apart and he will likely be indicted on more serious charges. Ortiz is due back in district court Friday for a status hearing.

Thursday, Sept. 19:

-An associate of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is facing arraignment on an accessory charge in the case in which Hernandez is charged with murder. Ernest Wallace of Bristol, Conn., is to appear Thursday afternoon in Fall River Superior Court. He was indicted last month on a charge of being an accessory to murder after the fact.

Friday, Sept. 13:

-A date has been set for the arraignment of a man charged as an accessory to murder in the case involving former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez. Bristol District Attorney Samuel Sutter announced Friday that Ernest Wallace will be arraigned 2 p.m. Thursday in Fall River Superior Court.  Wallace was indicted last month by a Bristol County Grand Jury on a charge of accessory to murder after the fact in connection with the June 18 homicide of Odin Lloyd in North Attleborough. Wallace, 41, has pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Friday, Sept. 6:

-Hernandez faces arraignment on first-degree murder and gun charges in death of Odin Lloyd.

Wednesday, Sept. 4


-There are major developments in the 2012 double murder in the South End linked to former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez. It appears Hernandez was in the same place as the victims the night of the deadly shooting. The Hartford Courant reports that authorities have surveillance video showing Hernandez in the same Boston nightclub as Daniel Abreu and Safiro Furtado just hours before their deaths.

Tuesday, Sept. 3


- Hernandez's lawyers filed a postponement request in his Florida lawsuit saying it would be legally unfair to Hernandez to permit the lawsuit to continue while he is defending himself in Lloyd's shooting death.

Monday, Sept. 2:

- Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is scheduled to be arraigned Friday. Hernandez will appear in Fall River Superior Court at 2 p.m.

Friday, August 30:

- During a radio interview Thursday, New England Patriots President Jonathan Kraft said there were at least four things that were "factually inaccurate" in this week's explosive Rolling Stone article on former player and accused killer Aaron Hernandez.

Wednesday, August 28:

- Rolling Stone releases article claiming Aaron Hernandez was more into his gangster lifestyle than he was football. The article also suggests Hernandez was one misstep away from being cut from the Patriots due to his missed rehab sessions and receiver camp.

-The article also claims Hernandez's drug of choice was "angel dust" which causes hallucinations, violent behavior, and paranoia.

Tuesday, August 27:

-Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is scheduled to be arraigned next Friday, Bristol County District Attorney C. Samuel Sutter's office has announced. Hernandez will appear in Fall River Superior Court at 2 p.m.

-The NFL Players Association has filed a grievance against the New England Patriots on behalf of Aaron Hernandez. According to USA Today, the NFLPA is seeking to collect $82,000 in workout bonuses from Hernandez's contract, saying he fulfilled his obligation by participating in spring workouts.

Thursday, August 22:

-Hernandez is indicted on murder charges in the death of Odin Lloyd.

Monday, August 19:

-Another Aaron Hernandez jailhouse letter to a fan has been released. Hernandez, who is imprisoned in the Bristol County House of Correction in North Dartmouth, says his biggest fear is that his 9-month-old daughter won't know who he is.

"I miss my little girl terribly an (sic) my biggest fear of all is she won't daddy," Hernandez wrote to pen pal Collin Imm, who gave a copy of the letter to



Monday, August 5:

-Attorneys for former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez will be in court Monday afternoon.

The hearing is scheduled for 2 p.m. in Attleboro District Court. However, Hernandez himself is not expected be there.


Friday, August 2:

-Authorities have seized the cell phone and four credit cards from one of Aaron Hernandez's cousins. The Sun Chronicle reports that Tanya Singleton's belongings were taken by Attleboro police when she appeared in court to support Hernandez on July 24. She lives at the Lake Avenue home in Bristol with Hernandez's uncle.

Investigators say a bus ticket was purchased for suspect Ernest Wallace to travel from Georgia to Florida following the murder of Odin Lloyd on a credit card under the name Tanya Cummings. Police believe that is an alias. Investigators also allege Wallace used a phone belonging to her the night of the murder. Singleton has not been charged with a crime.


Friday, July 26:

-A man charged as an accessory to murder in the case involving former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been held on $500,000 bail. Ernest Wallace appeared before a judge at Attleboro District Court Friday morning.

-Tim Tebow says the case in which Aaron Hernandez is charged with murder is heartbreaking and sad. And he says his thoughts and prayers are with all the families involved. Tebow spoke Friday after the first practice of the New England Patriots training camp. The quarterback played with Hernandez in college at Florida and at last month's Patriots mini-camp before they cut the tight end after his arrest on June 26. Tebow was asked if he was shocked that a player he's known for several years was linked to the investigation but said he had been instructed not to comment.


Thursday, July 25:

A judge rescheduled a probable cause hearing for former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez to give prosecutors more time to present evidence to a grand jury in their murder case against him. Hernandez was in court Wednesday for what was supposed to be a probable cause hearing, but prosecutors said the grand jury is still considering the evidence against him. Also Wednesday, O'Shea ruled in favor of media organizations, including The Associated Press, that were seeking access to more documents in the case, including two arrest warrants, additional search warrants and other materials. The records will be released at 3 p.m. Thursday if no one appeals.


Wednesday, July 24:

-Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is due to make another court appearance in the murder case against him. A probable cause hearing for Hernandez is scheduled for Wednesday afternoon in Attleboro District Court. He has pleaded not guilty to murder in the death of Odin Lloyd, a 27-year-old Boston semi-professional football player whose body was found June 17 in an industrial park in North Attleborough near Hernandez's home. He had been shot five times.

-New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick broke his silence Wednesday four weeks after former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was charged with murder. Belichick says the Patriots will learn from "this terrible experience," and that it's time for New England to "move forward." Team owner Robert Kraft has said he was "duped" by Hernandez. Tom Brady and the team's other five captains are scheduled to speak with reporters on Thursday when training camp opens. The first practice is set for Friday.

-Police searches in Connecticut last month turned up ammunition, a gun box and documents tied to the two co-defendants of former new England Patriot tight end Aaron Hernandez. A judge has unsealed three of four search warrants from the investigation into the death of Odin Lloyd. The warrants were used to search Hernandez's uncle's home, an apartment and a rental car police say was used by co-defendants Ernest Wallace and Carlos Ortiz the day after the shooting.


Monday, July 22:

A pre-trial hearing scheduled for Monday afternoon in Attleboro District Court for Ernest Wallace has been postponed. Prosecutors say Wallace was in the car with Aaron Hernandez the night Odin Lloyd was murdered. The 41-year-old is charged with Accessory After-the-Fact and has been held without bail since July 8.


Wednesday, July 10:

An associate of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez said he was told Hernandez fired the shots that resulted in the death of a semi-pro football player, according to documents filed in Florida. The records, obtained by The Associated Press, also show that a vehicle wanted in a double killing in Boston a year before had been rented in Hernandez's name. Together, the revelations provide the most damning evidence yet against the 23-year-old star athlete.


Tuesday, July 9:

-More details could be released soon about the murder investigation involving former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez as search warrants in the case may be unsealed. A judge has granted a motion by news organizations to lift an impoundment of the material, saying he would do so by 2 p.m. Tuesday if there is no challenge by prosecutors and defense attorneys who had argued to keep it sealed.

-A man who faces a gun charge in the murder case against former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez agreed Tuesday to remain in jail until a hearing next month. Carlos Ortiz appeared Tuesday in Attleboro District Court, where a hearing to determine if he is a danger to the community was scheduled for Aug. 14. If Ortiz is determined to be dangerous, he can be held without bail for 90 days.


Monday, July 8:

-A man facing an accessory to murder charge in the case involving former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was ordered held without bail on Monday, and a judge ruled that search warrants that had earlier been sealed may be released. Ernest Wallace pleaded not guilty in District Court in Attleboro, Mass. The Miramar, Fla. man will be held without bail until another hearing on July 22, under an agreement between his attorney and prosecutors.

-The American Civil Liberties Union is raising concerns about how former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is being treated in jail. It says his solitary confinement is like torture.


Saturday, July 6:

-Mass. authorities announced that Ernest Wallace will be arraigned Monday at 2 p.m. on one count of accessory to murder-after the fact in the death of Odin Lloyd. Wallace was turned over to Mass. law enforcement Friday in Fla. after turning himself in to Miramar police one week prior.


Friday, July 5:

-A Connecticut man who says he lost an eye after being shot by Aaron Hernandez in February has been ordered to appear before a grand jury in Massachusetts that's investigating the former New England Patriots tight end. Superior Court Judge Joan Alexander in Hartford on Friday ordered Alexander Bradley to appear July 17 in Fall River, Mass.

-The maturity level of Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was apparently about as low as it could be before the NFL draft, according to the Wall Street Journal. The newspaper says Hernandez scored a one out of 10 in the social maturity portion of his NFL litmus test. The Patriots have not commented on whether or not they knew about those results before drafting him.


Thursday, July 4:

-Investigators were back at the so-called "flop house" of Aaron Hernandez Wednesday night, searching his Franklin condo. Someone who lives in the Ledgewood complex told FOX 25 that agents were focusing on the pool area. Search warrants were taken out by a state police narcotics detective. One of the warrants requested permission to search anyone found at the condo to see if they could be carrying cocaine. Based on the paperwork, it doesn't appear any drugs were found. A white hoodie, a baseball hat and rounds of ammo were found. Police say they have surveillance video of Hernandez wearing that hoodie around the time Odin Lloyd was murdered and the hat two nights before when the two were partying at a Boston club. The information is allegedly coming from friend Carlos Ortiz. Ortiz was arrested in connection to Lloyd's murder and allegedly told police about Hernandez's secret condo.


Wednesday, July 3:

-Former fans of Aaron Hernandez can exchange Hernandez's No. 81 or No. 85 jerseys for any other player's jersey this weekend. The shirts must have been purchased from the New England Patriots ProShop at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough. The exchange is limited to one jersey per customer. A receipt from the ProShop is not needed for the exchange, however, only NFL officially licensed jerseys sold from the ProShop are eligible for the exchange. Both Nike and Reebok are acceptable.

– Two properties connected to former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez are now a major part of the investigation. Police have confiscated several pieces of evidence from a condo in Franklin and a home owned by Hernandez's uncle in Bristol, Conn., is also being searched by Boston police. Investigators continue to gather and search for more evidence as Hernandez remains in a jail cell charged in the murder of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd, of Dorchester. The Sun Chronicle is reporting a white hooded sweatshirt allegedly worn by Hernandez the night Lloyd was murdered has been confiscated from a condo he rented in Franklin. Investigators also seized a baseball cap and a valet parking ticket from the W Hotel, which is within walking distance of the Rumor nightclub.


Tuesday, July 2:

– Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was involved in a domestic incident with his fiancée a year ago in Los Angeles, TMZ reports. Law enforcement sources told TMZ that Hernandez was renting a home in Hermosa Beach in June, 2012, when a neighbor called police to report "fighting" between Hernandez and Shayanna Jenkins. When police arrived at the residence, Jenkins said she was OK and refused to press charges. Police left the home without making an arrest.

-Prosecutors are releasing new details about a key piece of evidence they hope to find. In the days after the murder of Odin Lloyd, the Bristol County District Attorney's office asked for help finding a car mirror that had been broken off a car they said may be connected to the murder. Authorities now say that the mirror is a driver's side, rear view mirror from a silver or gray 2013 Nissan Altima. Prosecutors say that's the type of car Aaron Hernandez and the two other suspects had rented and returned after the murder. The DA's office says it had shell casings and bubble gum under a seat that may contain key DNA evidence in the case.


Saturday, June 29

- Ernest Wallace was denied bond Saturday during a court hearing in Fla., reports

Sentinel. His attorney previously said his client planned to waive rendition proceedings to be brought back to Mass. and be formally charged.

- Loved ones and former teammates of murder victim Odin Lloyd joined together at a church in Mattapan Friday for his wake and funeral.


Friday, June 28

- Boston police visited the Bristol, Conn. home of Aaron Hernandez's uncle and impounded a silver SUV.

- Ernest Wallace turned himself in to Florida officials Friday after Mass. investigators released a wanted poster seeking his arrest Thursday.

- Carlos Ortiz was arraigned on a charge of carrying a firearm without a license in Attleboro District Court. He waived bail and will be held until his July 9 dangerousness hearing.

- The New England Patriots are offering a free jersey trade-in for fans who want to return their Hernandez jerseys at the ProShop between July 6 and 7.


Thursday, June 27

- Mass. State Police and North Attleborough Police issued a

Thursday for a man accused of being an accessory after the fact in the murder of a 27-year-old Dorchester man.

Ernest Wallace, 41, is wanted for accessory after the fact of the murder of Odin Lloyd.

The poster says Wallace is considered armed and dangerous. He was last seen driving a silver or gray Chrysler 300 with R.I. license number 451-375.

- Aaron Hernandez appeared in court at 2 p.m. for a bail review hearing. His attorney requested high cash bail and GPS monitoring or house arrest; however, the judge said Hernandez is considered a flight risk and denied the bail request.

- FOX 25 also learned that Hernandez is being investigated in connection to a double homicide that occurred in downtown Boston on July 16, 2012.

- Authorities returned to Hernandez's North Attleborough home and could be seen going in and out. It was also reported authorities searched an apartment in Franklin connected to Hernandez.

- PUMA announced that they have dropped their endorsement deal with Hernandez Thursday.

In a statement to

[ TMZ ]

, a spokesperson said, "PUMA has ended the relationship with athlete Aaron Hernandez in light of the current situation."

Hernandez signed a 2-year deal with the company in April 2013.


Wednesday, June 26

- Aaron Hernandez was arrested at his North Attleborough home. He pleaded not guilty to six charges, including murder, unlawful possession of a firearm, and possession of a large capacity firearm. At his arraignment Wednesday, prosecutors laid out a veritable mountain of evidence, while his lawyer's claimed the case was circumstantial.

Hernandez was held without bail. He is being held at the Bristol County Correctional facility.


Tuesday, June 25

- Clerk Magistrate Mark E. Sturdy announced that all records from Attleboro District Court related to the Lloyd's homicide have been impounded by a court order.

- A FOX 25 source confirmed details related to the manner of death in the Odin Lloyd homicide investigation. The source said Lloyd was shot multiple times and that investigators believe he was killed in the area where his body was found in the early morning hours of June 17.


Monday, June 24

- Police again searched the area near Hernandez's home, a week after Lloyd's body was found about a mile away. Some law enforcement officers wore wetsuits while searching near both Hernandez's home and the industrial park where Odin Lloyd's body was found.

- An Attleboro District Court official said no new documents were available in connection with the case Monday morning. The Bristol County district attorney's office also didn't release any new information about the case, which their spokeswoman called "an active, ongoing investigation."

- Also on June 24, the firm representing Hernandez released a statement blaming the media for "rumors, misinformation and false reports" about their client saying that no arrest warrant had been issued in the case.

The statement, released by Michael K. Fee, of Ropes and Gray LLP, said the media has falsely reported that an arrest warrant has been issued for Hernandez.

"None of these false reports come from officials sources," said Fee.


Sunday, June 23

- Lloyd's family spoke about the investigation with reporters. His uncle said he felt the investigation was moving quickly enough.

- Meanwhile, a spokeswoman for the Bristol County district attorney's office said Sunday that officials were not releasing details in the case.


Saturday, June 22

- A team of investigators spent four hours searching the inside and outside of Hernandez's home. This was the second time they searched his property. They left at about 5:30 p.m. Saturday along with several large brown bags.


Friday, June 21

- A source told FOX 25's Bob Ward that a warrant for obstruction of justice was issued early Friday morning for Hernandez's arrest.

The source said the warrant was what is known as a "paper warrant." FOX 25 legal analyst Brad Bailey said the use of a paper warrant is often used as a means of negotiation with a defense attorney.

"It may be that this is a squeeze tactic," Bailey explains. "It may be telling Mr. Hernandez that we have a warrant, a warrant for a crime that has a potential maximum penalty of seven years in prison, is a tactic to get him to come to the table, start talking and start cooperating. And that's where the lawyers may be saying, okay, we got it. You got our attention. We're willing to respond."


Thursday, June 20

- A source shared new details with FOX 25's Bob Ward regarding Hernandez's alleged involvement in Lloyd's death.

A law enforcement source told Ward that Hernandez appeared to be directly tied to the homicide of Odin Lloyd. The source said there was video evidence of Hernandez and two other men wearing hooded sweatshirts walking into Hernandez's home within minutes of neighbors hearing gunshots.

Neighbors say they heard the gunshots between 3 a.m. and 3:30 a.m. Monday morning, but did not report it to police right away.

Just about an hour before Hernandez was caught on video walking into his home, Hernandez was seen at Lloyd's home in Dorchester.

- Also on June 20, a Conn. man who claims he was working as Hernandez's assistant when he was shot in the face in Florida re-files a lawsuit against Hernandez claiming the 23-year-old was the one who shot him. The man alleges that he and Hernandez got into an altercation outside a strip club and Hernandez shot him, resulting in serious injuries including the loss of his eye.

- The makers of Muscle Milk ended an endorsement deal with Hernandez on June 20.


Wednesday, June 19

- Hernandez traveled to Boston to meet with his attorneys at Ropes & Gray after briefly visiting Gillette Stadium. Meanwhile, investigators returned to the North Attleborough industrial park off John Dietsch Boulevard where Lloyd's body was found and appeared to be digging through a large pile of dirt presumably searching for evidence.

- A source told FOX 25 on June 19 that only three men returned to Hernandez's home at the end of the night on June 17 and Lloyd was not one of them.

- The source also said forensic evidence places a vehicle driven by Hernandez at one of the crime scenes in this case.

Tuesday, June 18:

- Investigators question Hernandez in connection to the discovery of Lloyd's body. They were seen both inside and outside his $1.3 million North Attleborough home. Prosecutors claim investigators requested surveillance video from Hernandez's home between six and eight hours after the body was discovered, but the footage was missing.


Monday, June 17:

- Bristol County first assistant district attorney William McCauley claims Odin Lloyd was last seen alive with Hernandez at about 2:30 a.m. Lloyd's body was later discovered in an industrial park less than a mile away from Hernandez's home.

McCauley said that Lloyd was found with multiple gunshot wounds, including two to his chest. Evidence suggests Lloyd was on the ground when he was shot. Bullet casings were found near his feet as well as near his head, according to investigators.

- Prosecutors said during Hernandez's arraignment that Lloyd text messaged a family member during the early morning hours of June 17 asking them if they saw who he was with before text messaging again "NFL." His final text message was "just so you know."


Friday, June 14

- Prosecutors speaking in court on June 26 alleged murder victim Odin Lloyd was out at a Boston night club with Aaron Hernandez and a couple of other friends on June 14. They claim Lloyd made a comment to someone at the club that upset Hernandez and that Hernandez felt Lloyd could not be trusted.