The prosecution overcame the lack of testifying eye witnesses by painstakingly piecing together a mountain of circumstantial, forensic evidence and so-called “electronic witnesses” that was so convincing it forced the defense during closing arguments to change tactics and concede that Hernandez was at the murder site. They just claimed he didn’t do it, but rather witnessed a possible PCP-rage killing by either Ernest Wallace or Carlos Ortiz, friends of Hernandez and low-level drug dealers in Connecticut.Much of the most powerful evidence against Hernandez was taken from his own home security system. Jurors were able to see Hernandez, Wallace and Ortiz arrive at the house minutes after the murder, cementing the prosecution timeline. Hernandez was soon after seen inside his home carrying what an expert identified as a Glock .45 semiautomatic pistol that prosecutors say was the murder weapon.Later that same day all three men lounged around the home and the outdoor pool, drinking smoothies made by Hernandez’s fiancée, Shayanna Jenkins. The following day video showed Jenkins removing a box from the basement, which she said she did at Hernandez’s request. She took it, she said, to a nearby dumpster, although she couldn’t recall where.
"You get changed by the Patriot Way." -- Aaron Hernandez, on Aug. 27, 2012 after signing a $40 million contract extension.— Adam Kilgore (@AdamKilgoreWP) April 15, 2015