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Photos Show Hernandez Holding What Prosecutors Say Is The Murder Weapon

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Aaron Hernandez. (Photo by Michael Heiman/Getty Images)

Aaron Hernandez. (Photo by Michael Heiman/Getty Images)

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 (CBS/AP) — Newly released surveillance photos show former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez holding what authorities say appears to be a gun, shortly after his friend was shot to death.

The photos taken from Hernandez’s home surveillance system are contained in more than 100 pages of court records released Thursday.

Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to murder in the death of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd, whose body was found June 17 near Hernandez’s home.

An affidavit says the pictures show Hernandez in his basement holding a gun not long after Lloyd was killed. The surveillance was cut off within minutes.

Other photos show what authorities say is Hernandez in his living room before Lloyd’s killing also holding what they believe is a gun.

Police say Lloyd was killed with a .45 caliber gun, but it has not been recovered.

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