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Aaron Hernandez

Back in Court

7/24/2013 9:38 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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11:37 AM PT -- Aaron's attorney is objecting to the additional release of information regarding the case to the media, saying it's having a negative impact on Aaron's right to a fair trial. The judge wasn't convinced.

11:30 AM PT
-- During the beginning of the hearing, Aaron looked at his family in court and mouthed the words "I love you." The parents of Aaron's alleged victim Odin Lloyd were also present in court. It got emotional.

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11:11 AM PT
-- Prosecutors have requested a continuance, asking for more time to present evidence to a grand jury. Aaron's lawyer objected, asking for the case to be dismissed because prosecutors were dragging their feet, but the judge sided with the prosecution. Aaron is due back in court for another probable cause hearing on August 22.

11:05 AM PT -- Aaron is in the courtroom, but he's not wearing a jumpsuit this time ... he's in a normal suit. No tie though!

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NFL star and murder suspect Aaron Hernandez is due back in court today ... the first step before he faces a grand jury on charges he murdered 27-year-old semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd.

It's called a probable cause hearing, which is where prosecutors are supposed to establish two things: 1) that a crime has been committed, and 2) that Hernandez committed the crime.

The probable cause hearing is meant to give prosecutors a chance to show that there's enough evidence to bring the case before a grand jury for a formal indictment, at which point a pretrial date will be set.

As we reported, Hernandez has been denied bail and will remain behind bars until he's acquitted ... or the case is dismissed.

It's possible prosecutors will file for a continuance today -- meaning they won't have to present all their evidence in court ... and they'll go straight to the grand jury stage. The hearing is scheduled to begin at 11AM PST/2PM EST.

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1.

Susanlsmith    

Psychopath

459 days ago
2.

royalredus    

He doesn't look as beefy as usual. Is it the suit, or do you think he's really lost that much mass in just a month?

459 days ago
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sp4cepr1ncess    

If this guy did this, he is completely psycho. He looks like he has no remorse or care in the world.

459 days ago
4.

Observer999    

'As we reported, Hernandez has been denied bail and will remain behind bars until he's acquitted ... or the case is dismissed.'

There's a third option: CONVICTED AND THERE FOREVER.

459 days ago
5.

Ryuga the Dragon Emperor    

It's obvious he didn't do the crime, one his buddies in the car did it. Charge him with accessory to murder instead.

459 days ago
6.

Greg    

Sounds like Judge Ray Ramano.

459 days ago
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KnuckleDragger    

If there's one thing that goes good with my coffee and TMZ in the morning it's the Greek of legalese!
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BURP!

459 days ago
8.

Laura    

I agree. Scary guy--and he acts very emotionally removed from the proceedings.

459 days ago
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IN MY OPINION    

Brah looks skinny and worried...just plead GUILTY and get this over with.

459 days ago
10.

mrharrybawls2012    

Another football player in trouble with the law...

N.F.L. = National Felon League

459 days ago
11.

elm    

Nice beard. Ironically, the sport coat along with the scruff and the eye scars make him look even more hood-ratty. Of course handcuffs finish the style makeover.

459 days ago
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spliffsmommy    

you know,if hes somehow found not guilty theres gonna be riots..the black community will s hit a twinkie...hispanic on black murder..

459 days ago
13.

DohenyOffSunset    

His anus will get a workout too bad it's in prison and not in weho.

459 days ago
14.

Googie    

If this guy gets back on the street, he'll just go back to being a murdering thug. Just look at him and you can tell he has no remorse. The man had so much, but he choose to be a killer and lose it all. What made him like that - upbringing - drugs - all of the above or just born that way?

459 days ago
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Lisa    

He looks more mellow. The last time we saw him in court, he had the tough guy persona.

459 days ago
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