A Massachusetts used car lot was selling an SUV owned by former football star and convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez, a local TV station reported earlier this week.
Boston Fox affiliate WFXT traced a 2002 Hummer H2 Luxury that was for sale at Central Motor Sales in Wrentham for $30,900 back to Hernandez by using the vehicle identification number and court documents.
The former New England Patriots tight end was convicted last month of the murder of Odin Lloyd.
The Hummer was purchased by Hernandez in May 2013, the month before Lloyd's death. Police found a magazine for .45-caliber ammunition, the same caliber as the gun used to kill Lloyd, inside the vehicle.
The judge threw out the magazine as evidence in Hernandez's murder case and allowed the SUV to be returned to his estate in December, before the start of the trial.
A woman who answered the phone at the car lot told the Associated Press that the vehicle is no longer for sale but had no comment when asked why that is the case or how it came into the lot's possession.
Lloyd's mother, Ursula Ward, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Hernandez. Her lawyer Douglas Sheff was not happy to learn the vehicle had been on the market.
“What that says is that somebody outside of the jailhouse is acting on Mr. Hernandez’s behalf,” Sheff said. “Now if they’re acting on his behalf in respect to a $30,000 Hummer, maybe they’re acting on his behalf in respect to millions of dollars of assets — and that’s what we’re interested in.”