CRIME

Aaron Hernandez Shown Dismantling Phone In Police Video

02/17/2015 03:05 pm ET | Updated Feb 18, 2015

Testimony resumed Tuesday in the trial of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez.

In court Tuesday, prosecutors showed police surveillance video in which Hernandez dismantles a cell phone while sitting in a car. The events of the video occurred the day after Odin Lloyd was fatally shot, about three hours after Hernandez left the North Attleboro Police Department.

Just before playing the video, Detective Michael Elliot of the North Attleboro Police Department testified that a few hours after Hernandez left the police station, he saw the former New England Patriots player from the closed-circuit police camera sitting in his lawyer's car, breaking down his cell phone.

Elliot testified that Hernandez then put the phone "back together and powered it up." He's expected to continue his testimony Wednesday.

Hernandez, 25, is accused of orchestrating Lloyd's murder in June 2013. A judge allowed the video to be used in the trial last week, over objections from the defense.

Prosecutors said Hernandez used the phone to call co-defendant Ernest Wallace before destroying it.

Tweeting from court Tuesday, WBZ's Christina Hager wrote that a boarding pass in Wallace's name was found in a car in Hernandez's garage.

Proceedings ended early due to weather, and are scheduled to resume Wednesday. When in session, live video of the trial can be viewed below, courtesy of Wild About Trial.

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