Ex-New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez Indicted on First Degree Murder and Weapons Charges in Death of 27 Year Old Odin Lloyd (VIDEO)
Former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez was indicted today for the first degree murder of Odin Lloyd and weapons charges in a North Attleboro court house. Hernandez is expected to be arraigned on the charges in the coming weeks. Following today’s hearing, Hernandez defense attorney Michael Fee said that “there has been an incredible rush to judgment in this case” and said that he questioned whether prosecutors had enough evidence to prove that Hernandez shot and killed Odin Lloyd.
Afterward, Michael Fee, one of his attorneys, asserted that “there has been an incredible rush to judgment in this case” and said that he questioned whether prosecutors had enough evidence to prove that Hernandez shot and killed Lloyd, 27.
“On the evidence that we’re aware of today, we don’t believe it’s possible for the commonwealth to meet its burden,” Fee said outside the squad red brick courthouse.
Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was indicted Thursday on first-degree murder and weapons charges in the death of a friend whose bullet-riddled body was found in an industrial park about a mile from the ex-player’s home.
The six-count grand jury indictment charges Hernandez with killing 27-year-old Odin Lloyd, a semi-professional football player from Boston who was dating the sister of Hernandez’s girlfriend.
Hernandez, 23, pleaded not guilty to murder and weapons charges in June, and he is being held without bail.
He had a brief court appearance in Attleboro on Thursday afternoon. Afterward, his attorney Michael Fee said the defense was pleased to be on a path to a jury trial and was looking forward to testing the prosecution’s evidence.
If this indictment is not bad enough, Hernandez is also the subject of two other ongoing investigations, one into a double murder in Boston in 2012 and one in Florida in which a man has alleged that he was shot by the former player in February.