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Aaron Hernandez Case

TMZ Pic Shows Murder Weapon

... Prosecutors Claim

6/16/2014 8:28 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Prosecutors believe a TMZ Sports photo shows Aaron Hernandez brandishing the gun he used to murder Odin Lloyd.  

Hernandez is currently in court in an effort to have the murder charge dismissed -- but during the hearing, prosecutors raised several reasons why the case should go on ... and used the TMZ Sports pic to support their claim.

TMZ Sports published the photo back in June 2013 -- showing Hernandez taking a selfie while holding a pistol in his left hand. 

The photo was subpoenaed by prosecutors -- who examined the meta-data from the pic and determined it was taken in 2009 at an apartment where Aaron was living at the time. 

During today's hearing, prosecutors said the gun in the pic appears to be a "Glock firearm" -- which officials believe is consistent with the gun used in the Lloyd murder. 

"It was consistent with the ballistic evidence in this case, projectiles recovered from the body of Odin Lloyd, as well as the shell casings that had distinct markings that at least were consistent with the markings from the Glock manufacturer," prosecutors said.

The hearing is still going on -- and the judge has yet to rule on whether she will toss the murder charge. 

Stay tuned ...

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10 COMMENTS

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1.

master    

No way ypu can tell that gun was the gun used in a murder.. Seems to me they have a very weak case against Aaron

78 days ago
2.

Nugget44    

Seems pic is inflammatory

78 days ago
3.

miguel82    

Note to self - no selfies with guns.

78 days ago
4.

Vote2012    

This guy is toast.

78 days ago
5.

rlemons    

If it was taken in 09 and he was murder in 13 how can you even be sure he still had that gun? Or was the murder date different. Either way he really screwed himself all for nothing.

77 days ago
6.

Nobledrewali    

Taking pics wit guns...Idiot

77 days ago
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Celeb Gossip Addict    

I hope they have more evidence than an alleged pic of the murder weapon. You can't run a ballistic test on a pic.

77 days ago

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