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Murder Charge for Aaron Hernandez

ATTLEBORO, Mass. — Police have charged Aaron Hernandez with murder and five weapons counts in connection with the death of Odin Lloyd, whose body was found in an industrial park about a mile from the former New England Patriots tight end’s home.

Hernandez, arrested Wednesday morning and released by the Patriots less than two hours later, has pleaded not guilty.

The charges were revealed Wednesday afternoon in Attleboro District Court after Hernandez was arrested at his sprawling North Attleborough home.

The investigation started more than a week ago after Lloyd, a semi-pro football player and an acquaintance of Hernandez’s, was found slain in an industrial park in North Attleborough, on the Rhode Island line not far from where the Patriots play.

Lloyd’s family says he and Hernandez were friends and that Lloyd’s girlfriend and Hernandez’s fiancee are sisters.

Authorities say Lloyd was shot multiple times in the back and chest. They say Hernandez was upset with Lloyd after the two had a dispute at a nightclub a few days before.

Story courtesy of Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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Posted by on Jun 26 2013. Filed under Sports.
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