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Aaron Hernandez

Charged with Murder

Held Without Bail

6/26/2013 11:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has just been charged with murder in connection with the death of a 27-year-old former semi-pro football player named Odin Lloyd.

23-year-old Hernandez was arraigned this morning in a Massachusetts courtroom. He has since been remanded into custody without bail.

In addition to murder, Hernandez has been charged with 1 count of carrying a gun without a license, 2 counts of possession of a large firearm, and 2 counts of firearm possession. He has pled not guilty.

FYI, there is no death penalty in Massachusetts ... so that's not an option in this case.

The DA said Lloyd was shot multiple times in the groin, arm, side, chest and back with a .45 caliber semi automatic weapon before his body was discovered last Monday.

Prosecutors say there was communication between the victim and Hernandez just 10 hours before the victim's death. They believe they have video showing Lloyd getting into Hernandez' car around that time. They also say Hernandez had been texting Lloyd.

The DA said keys were found in Lloyd's pocket to a car that had been rented by Hernandez.

The Friday before Lloyd's body was found, prosecutors say Hernandez and Lloyd went to a nightclub together.

As for the motive, prosecutors believe Odin had said something recently to Hernandez that destroyed his trust.

As we reported, Hernandez was arrested today at his Massachusetts home after Lloyd's body was discovered close to the NFL star's home last week.

Lloyd is believed to have been dating the sister of Aaron's fiancee at the time of his murder.

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128 COMMENTS

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1.

Wow ...    

Yes!

433 days ago
2.

Dr. Cornelia J. Dogbarker PhD    

Moron.

433 days ago
3.

Who cares    

You think ya know someone

433 days ago
4.

D1227    

What a dumb ****!!! Typical athlete who doesn't appreciate his lifestyle

433 days ago
5.

The Executives Wife    

Such a waste of life if he is guilty. Why is it so hard for some people to make good decisions or just be normal?

433 days ago
6.

IN MY OPINION    

He's GUILTY until he PROVES HIS INNOCENCE!

433 days ago
7.

CoconutScrimp    

What a fool! Only 23 and he ruined his life.

433 days ago
8.

shewentwhoa    

what an idiot.

433 days ago
9.

Mali    

Nice job Aaron. You just threw your life away over more than likely some nonsense. One question: Was it worth it?

433 days ago
10.

Jav    

23 sitting on 40 million with a child and a fiance playing for one of the most successful franchises ever. Enough Said.

433 days ago
11.

daved0622    

Tight End will have a whole new meaning for this punk

433 days ago
12.

Rob Zombie is King    

Threw is all away like Ray Caruth

433 days ago
13.

Mee    

Scrubbed his house, smashed his phone, and shot and left another man for dead; may have has some credibility problems

433 days ago
14.

I DON'T GIVE A F    

I'll never understand this type of ****.

433 days ago
15.

shelley    

Wow...speechless.

433 days ago
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