Patriots Tight End Charged With Murder

It’s been a 10-day soap opera in New England and it took a major turn on Wednesday when Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was arraigned on murder and gun charges.

He was arrested just before 8 a.m. CDT at his home in North Attleboro, Massachusetts. Hernandez made his court appearance around 1 p.m. CDT.

Between his arrest and arraignment, Hernandez was released by the New England Patriots.

The Attleboro District Court judge denied Hernandez bail and he will remain in the jail for the forseeable future.

Some 90 minutes after he was walked out of his home in handcuffs, Hernandez was released by the Patriots. The team released a statement that said in part:

“A young man was murdered last week and we extend our sympathies to the family and friends who mourn his loss. Words cannot express the disappointment we feel knowing that one of our players was arrested as a result of this investigation. We realize that law enforcement investigations into this matter are ongoing. We support their efforts and respect the process. At this time, we believe this transaction is simply the right thing to do.”

Odin Lloyd, a 27-year old semi-pro football player from the Boston area town of Dorchester, died from gunshot wounds early Monday morning. He was found in a car that was leased by Hernandez and surveillance video from the site where Lloyd’s body was found showed the two men together.

The prosecutor called it an “execution,” and said Hernandez orchestrated the crime, had the motive and he had the means to kill Lloyd, and engaged in efforts to cover up the crime. Hernandez was also charged with a handful of gun charges.

Hernandez’s lawyer, Michael Fee, called the case “weak” and “circumstantial.”

6 Responses to “Patriots Tight End Charged With Murder”

  • June 26, 2013  - R W says:

    A troubling case for the player, franchise and the NFL. I was surprised at how quickly the Pats moved away from Hernandez. From what I hear, the actual trial could be a year away if the case continues along its current path.

  • June 26, 2013  - ChuckXX says:

    Five year deal worth 40 million. Amazing just how dumb some of these guys really are.

  • June 26, 2013  - txchief says:

    When you’re a thug, you remain a thug despite your surroundings. Hernandez is a fine example of how money doesn’t make you any smarter.

  • June 26, 2013  - Tenand6 says:

    He should call Ray Lewis and get his advice.

    Second thought: See if New England will give up a high draft pick for Moeaki.

  • June 26, 2013  - cychief24 says:

    Tenand6 you are a genius! They might go for Moeaki since he is from the Belicheat poisoned tree. He is an Iowa steroid boy from Ferentz that was drafted by idiot Pioli.

  • June 27, 2013  - el cid says:

    This is a sad event on many levels. Whenever young people throw away their future, someone dies, the general tarring of others who may well have nothing to do with it, etc….it is such a waste.

    That said maybe he had nothing to do with it and it is all a mistake but it looks bad so far.

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