Aaron Hernandez Charged With Murder, Released By Patriots

NORTH ATTLEBORO (CBS) – Aaron Hernandez was ordered held without bail Wednesday afternoon, formally charged with first-degree murder in the death of a Dorchester man last week.

Hernandez, 23, who had been released earlier in the day by the New England Patriots after his arrest, was arraigned in Attleboro District Court on charges of murder and carrying a firearm without a license in the death of  27-year-old Odin Lloyd.

The proceeding was carried live on all four Boston television stations and CNN.

Lloyd was found shot dead in a field less than a half-mile away from Hernandez’s home on Monday, June 17.

Investigators say Hernandez shot Lloyd twice and when he fell to the ground, Hernandez allegedly stood over his body and shot him three more times.

Authorities say .45 caliber shell casings were recovered at the scene.  Police have not found the weapon.

In court Wednesday, the prosecutor recounted the events of June 17, saying Hernandez and two other men picked up Lloyd in Dorchester around 2:30 a.m. in a rented Nissan Altima.

Hernandez was allegedly upset with Lloyd about speaking to someone at Club Rumor in Boston earlier in the weekend and claimed he couldn’t trust him, according to the prosecutor.

The four men drove around Boston, then headed south down Routes 128 and 95 and eventually onto Route 152 in the Attleboro area.  During the ride, Lloyd exchanged texts with his sister.  The last one was sent at 3:23 a.m.

Surveillance video, according to investigators, showed the car entering a gravel road that leads to a field in an industrial park near Hernandez’s home at 3:23 a.m. (Continued…)


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