MATTAPAN (CBS/AP) – Friends and family members of 27-year-old semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd gathered at the church of the Holy Spirit in Mattapan Saturday for his funeral, nearly two weeks after he was shot and killed.
Lloyd’s body was discovered in an industrial park in North Attleboro on June 17. Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is charged with his murder.
Police arrested Hernandez on Wednesday and accused him of orchestrating an execution-style shooting. Family members said the two were friends who met after Lloyd began dating the sister of Hernandez’s fiancée about two years ago.
Lloyd played football, baseball, basketball, and was a track MVP. More recently, the 27-year-old played for a semi-pro football team, the Boston Bandits.
A number of his teammates were present at the funeral. So many people showed up to attend the service, that some were forced to stand outside because the church was full.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Kim Tunnicliffe reports