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Aaron Hernandez

'I'm Not Mentally Ill'

10/9/2013 12:06 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Ex-New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez just took the witness stand for the first time in his high-profile murder case ... and told the court he's not mentally ill.

During the hearing, the judge peppered Hernandez with a barrage of questions about his overall health and mental state. Hernandez -- who was pretty composed on the stand -- insisted he's A-OK.

Hernandez has pled not guilty to the murder of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd

If convicted ... Hernandez faces life in prison.  When asked if he understood the gravity of the situation, Hernandez told the judge he got it.

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16.

Fred Thompson    

He's cooked.

275 days ago
17.

Los Pepes    

Hows that thug life working for you now dumbass?

275 days ago
18.

John    

New England is the worst place to be charged with any crime--even if it's stealing a pencil. Have to agree with the sexy part.

275 days ago
19.

Likesgossip    

"I am not mentally ill. I KNEW EXACTLY WHAT I WAS DOING WHEN I KILLED THAT MAN!"
POS-let him rot in jail forever.

275 days ago
20.

Mason    

take all your bull**** hate messages and jealous opinions and shove them. He's a 23 year old kid with a lot to face, and NO ONE knows what happened. He has not had his day in court yet so shut the hell up.

275 days ago
21.

Mr. Pukey    

"I'm not crazy, I am just a cold blooded killer"

275 days ago
22.

Toilethead    

Not mentally ill, just a murdering *******.

275 days ago
23.

OK    

He's toast.

275 days ago
24.

sPaNkdEnALgAs    

Amazing. This guy had a life and career people can only dream about and he went and flushed it away for the sake of gang banging. How's that for brain power?!?!

275 days ago
25.

dee    

I beg to differ!

275 days ago
26.

tmz addict    

mental illness? what mental illness?

275 days ago
27.

karmah    

He's not mentally ill - he's just an evil, vile murderer! Throw him in the slammer for life! What a shame - only 23 years old and he messed up his entire life!

As Queen says....
Mama...just killed a man
put a gun against his head
pulled my trigger now he's dead
Mama...life had just begun
but now I've gone and thrown it all away!

275 days ago
28.

makzaveli88    

Free him!!!!!!!!!

275 days ago
29.

NE1    

I don't understand the blurred line of mental illness.. Obviously if you shoot people you are not OK in the head, but maybe you just don't deserve to be mentally ill because you're a murderer instead.. Then you have people that are just depressed or hear voices or whatever and don't hurt anybody and they are mentally ill? I don't get it.

275 days ago
30.

2shankdagod    

Hold ya head up killa

274 days ago
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