Oscar Hernandez, who is not related to former New England
Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, was arrested on Wednesday
and will be brought to Massachusetts to face the charges, the
U.S. attorney's office in Boston said in a statement.
Aaron Hernandez has been in jail since June on charges he and
two associates fatally shot semi-professional football player
Odin Lloyd near his home in North Attleboro, Massachusetts. He
has pleaded not guilty.
Authorities investigating Lloyd's murder found three guns that
they determined were bought in Florida in April 2013. One of the
guns was found inside a gray Toyota Camry with a Florida license
plate that was parked in the garage of a North Attleboro house,
according to the indictment against Oscar Hernandez.
The indictment did not identify the owner of the house, but the
Boston Globe newspaper, citing a law enforcement source,
reported it that belonged to Aaron Hernandez.
The indictment claims Oscar Hernandez lied to a Florida grand
jury when he denied buying the Camry and shipping it to the
house, and that he tampered with a witness when he attempted to
"influence the testimony" of the person from whom he had
purchased the car.
(Reporting by Richard Valdmanis)
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