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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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46.

I don't get it!    

What is with all these talented athletes throwing their lives away?? Do they think they can live above the law because they're millionaires? All of these guys are duchebags! Bubba will teach him a serious lesson about bending over in prison!! HAHA!!

423 days ago
47.

Roman    

Big dummy

423 days ago
48.

Nikki    

What a doofus. Had it all... but I guess that wasn't enough.

423 days ago
49.

john    

Siiiiiiiiiiiii Senor.

423 days ago
50.

Kabala    

He's cute. He'll be popular in prison.

423 days ago
51.

Yui    

Lock the gangbanger up..

423 days ago
52.

bernergirl    

He doesn't even seem phased? Does he realize what happened?

423 days ago
53.

MP    

Imagine having 40 million dollars, being set for life (hopefully), and doing a job that you most likely love and throwing it away over nothing. What an idiot.

423 days ago
54.

Brandon1987    

So some another NFLer pisses his career away. This is real NFL offseason. 29 NFLers have been arrested sine the Super Bowel.

423 days ago
55.

Mason     

The word "meathead" comes to mind.

423 days ago
56.

Forker    

gives a whole new meaning to the word STUPID !

423 days ago
57.

Walt    

Gronk is better anyway.

423 days ago
58.

Xoxovecca619    

hes an idiot.

423 days ago
59.

John OB    

"2 counts of possession of a large firearm"

read it again, it most likely says... "large CAPACITY firearm"

423 days ago
60.

loveandburberry    

Attractive though . . . stupid but very good looking.

423 days ago
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