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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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Celeb Gossip Addict    

It looks like he still has some ****iness left in him. Lets see if he looks more humble after a little time in jail.

451 days ago
17.

sav    

"GUN CULTURE" in the NFL is to blame. All these big, tough guys just can't live without owning multiple guns and making sure everyone knows they have them. Clowns. See how tough you are behind bars, idiot.

451 days ago
18.

static    

Aaron call the lawyer who defended Ray Lewis and 10 years from now they will celebrate you as a hero too!

451 days ago
19.

Andyconda#LITTLESTAR    

Please dont let this be another cassey anthony jury..

451 days ago
20.

shutthehellup    

**** you people are not god you dont know what happened were you there no then leave the judging to god

451 days ago
21.

The Universe    

POOR HOE REEK CAN! Now his 89 brothers and sisters are headed back to the ghetto from which they came. Say hello to East Harlem.

451 days ago
22.

Roman Moroni    

Sounds to me like this doofus was jackin the other chicks sister

451 days ago
23.

SunnyAutumn    

Lovers quarrel gone bad.

451 days ago
24.

PussLiquor    

Deze stoopid azz rappas now@days b killin peepl B! wen iz dey gon lern dey dam lezzon!! diz f00l b brok n lyke 5 dam yrs sitn hiz azz n da slammma!

451 days ago
25.

quitmydayjob    

Just because you play sports doesn't make you a good human being. He has had issues all his life..

451 days ago
26.

Bill Leslie    

well. that escalated in a hurry.

451 days ago
27.

R    

Holy s h i t! What the eff is wrong with these highly paid athletes?

451 days ago
28.

Kemosabe    

He'll have many years in a cell to reflect on whether murdering someone was worth it. In the end, he'll probably realize that it wasn't.

451 days ago
29.

claudiamartelly    

WOW. What was his motive. Jealousy? I don't understand how someone can take a life. SMH. Id he did kill, he deserves LIFE behind bars, nothing less. Shame on you Hernandez!

451 days ago
30.

OH NO!    

ROID RAGE!!!

451 days ago
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