The Boston Herald gets the Murder Ink award today with this front page:
The feisty local tabloid draws a more detailed picture in its lead story on the increasingly lurid Aaron Hernandez investigation.
Police investigating Hernandez in unsolved double slaying
Fallen Patriots star Aaron Hernandez is at the center of a probe into an unsolved 2012 double slaying in Boston while Dartmouth jail officials are scouring the troubled tight end’s wild array of tattoos for any gang ink links, the Herald has learned.
“We’ll be looking at his tattoos to see if there are any symbols that affiliate with gangs,” said Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson, who met with Hernandez yesterday after his bail was denied by a Fall River judge. “We have to always be vigilant around security and not place him somewhere where there are rival gang members.”
That would be Media Whisperer Thomas Hodgson, described this way by one Herald commenter: “Biggest self-promoter out there. Wants to [be] Little Joe Arpaio. What a blowhard.” (Watch his cringe-inducing interview with ESPN here.)
The Herald piece also includes this from a Los Angeles “gang expert” who says Hernandez’ tattoos “appear decorative.”
“It could also be a gang saying, like ‘smile now, pay later,’ ” [she] said, adding Hodgson’s team will spot it if they see it.
They’ll spot it if they see it. Beautiful.
Crosstown, the Boston Globe ran this front-page piece:
Although Globe reporters also talked with law enforcement officials, there was no mention in the stately local broadsheet about tattoos.
Ink one up for the Herald today.