New England Patriots Aaron Hernandez Charged With Murder
They report that the murder charge is in connection with the death of a 27-year-old former semi-pro football player named Odin Lloyd and Hernandez has also been charged with 1 count of carrying a gun without a license, 2 counts of possession of a large firearm, and 2 counts of firearm possession.
He was arraigned in a Massachusetts court on Wednesday and pled not guilty to the charges. Lloyd's body was discovered close to the NFL star's home last week.
The DA said Lloyd was shot multiple times in the groin, arm, side, chest and back with a .45 caliber semi automatic weapon before his body was discovered last Monday.
Prosecutors say there was communication between the victim and Hernandez just 10 hours before the victim's death. They believe they have video showing Lloyd getting into Hernandez' car around that time. They also say Hernandez had been texting Lloyd. Read the report for more details.