Aaron Hernandez Murder Case: Alleged ‘High Powered’ Rifle Gun Tied To The Former NFL Star Is Now Missing, Was He Involved? [VIDEO]

The gunrunner that was involved in the murder case against former Patriots player Aaron Hernandez recently admitted that he sent the defendant a number of guns just days before Odin Lloyd was murdered and now sources claim that one of the guns is now missing.

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On Monday, the Boston Herald reported that a 'high powered' semi-automatic rifle that Hernandez purchased from Oscar 'Papoo' Hernandez is now missing but it It's unsure if the weapon was intended to be shipped to Hernandez's home along with the rest of the firearms. 

According to the site, "Prosecutors say Oscar 'Papoo' c Jr. purchased the rifle at a Florida hardware store April 11, 2013, 18 minutes after 
Aaron Hernandez - no relation - deposited $15,000 in the bank account of Oscar Hernandez's mother."

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It's unclear if the weapon was supposed to be a part of Hernandez's package that was later shipped to his North Attleboro home.

While detectives have yet to find the missing murder weapon, some believe that Hernandez's fiancé Shayanna Jenkins may know where the gun was hidden.

During the trial Jenkins testified in court and claimed that the day after Lloyd's murder, Hernandez called her to dispose of a large box that was stored in the couple's storage room.

"He told me to go downstairs in our storage room and remove a box from our home," Jenkins said. "I believe he said it was important."

Since his conviction, Hernandez was moved to the maximum-security Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley after being placed on suicide watch and it has also been confirmed that Lloyd's mother Ursula Ward has filed criminal charges against the defendant for a wrongful death suit.

In addition to the wrongful death suit, the former football player will stand trial again for his alleged involvement in another double homicide that took place in 2012 and he is also being sued by a man named Alexander Bradley, who claims the former athlete shot him while the two men were in a limousine back in February of 2013.

Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to each charge.

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