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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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31.

PussLiquor    

PROTECT THE BORDERS AND THESE HERNANDEZ'S WONT BE ALLOWED IN TO KILL OUR PEOPLE!!

448 days ago
32.

rlemons    

So sad got everyone involved. Wasted not only the life of the victim but his own. What good comes out of killing someone? You loose your own life in the process.

448 days ago
33.

Stewart83    

He couldnt just appreciate his life could he? The life many of us dream of

448 days ago
34.

shakedoggy    

the nfl should pay his legal bills. they made him this way. they train these guys to be aggressive on the field and then abandon them when they show aggression off the field. blaks are violent when they get mad. that's been known for centuries. they should let him keep playing and donate 10% of his earnings to the folks he shot dead. 5% if they survive. this way, taxpayers won't have to foot the bill for his reckless behavior.

448 days ago
35.

Ray    

Holy crap, held with NO BAIL!

448 days ago
36.

Jmk3591    

We can all tell your a patriots fan.

448 days ago
37.

Jmk3591    

@shakedoggy

448 days ago
38.

MelissaM    

One person lost their life and another person ruined theirs by taking that life. Some people on here though can only make a racial comment? Really?

448 days ago
39.

cesar    

way to fk up everything everyone else dreams about. at least the dudes family got justice out of it.

448 days ago
40.

Donka Do Ball    

Murder was the case that they gave him...
No more indo, gin and juice
On his way to Chino, rollin on the Grey Goose..

448 days ago
41.

TheMarshmallowMan    

Oh boy

448 days ago
42.

TheMarshmallowMan    

From a mansion to a 2x4 cell, What a fall from grace

448 days ago
43.

Nancy    

If this is true, this bastard should get his ass kicked so bad, in jail, that it leaves him disfigured.

448 days ago
44.

clarissa1974    

Good luck in Bristol county house of correction. 15 minutes from me. Ewwwww.

448 days ago
45.

shakedoggy    

he's as violent as trayvon martin. total delinquents.

448 days ago
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