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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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61.

Leopold butters Stotch     

This goon just killed someone because he was hanging with people he didnt like. Have fun with bubba.

423 days ago
62.

patsfan4life    

He can still be a tight end in prison. Another reckless idiotic NFL player, smh...

423 days ago
63.

Eileen    

Tight end will soon be the wide receiver.

423 days ago
64.

Fran    

He was arraigned about 2:30 PM, not in the morning. Get your time zones straight.

423 days ago
65.

fooman2    

The picture of him says it all.... " man that was the stupidest thing I ever did"

423 days ago
66.

Forrealthough    

Sign me up for conjugal visits!

423 days ago
67.

Pete Pemantell    

OJ got off and that shows you what money can buy

423 days ago
68.

Ijustneedtobeloved    

Not gonna lie, he's sexy as hell.

423 days ago
69.

John Flynn    

I would bet my life on the fact that Bubblicious Cotton Candy gum will triple sales within the next week!!!!!!

423 days ago
70.

Jim    

30 to life...

GAME OVER

423 days ago
71.

Horay G    

Sounds to me like a lover's spat.

423 days ago
72.

Serena    

See you in another uniform Aaron! You are fully supported.. You'll be out in no time

423 days ago
73.

rcory    

Going to prison as a tight end and coming out a wide receiver.

423 days ago
74.

rcory    

Going to prison as a tight end, and coming out a wide receiver, what a truck!!

423 days ago
75.

dee    

He doesn't seem to feel remorse either. Idiot threw away his future

423 days ago
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