Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Patriots Cut Hernández From Team After Murder Charge

Aaron Hernández

Hernández was arrested early Wednesday and charged with the homicide of Odin Lloyd, a Boston Bandits semi-pro football player.

By H. Nelson Goodson
June 26, 2013

Attelboro, Mass. - On Wednesday, police arrested Aaron Hernández, a New England Patriots player for the homicide of Odin Lloyd, 27, a semi-pro Boston Bandit football player. Hernández was also charged with five counts of weapons charges, one count for possession of a handgun without a license, two counts for carrying a high capacity firearm and two counts for not having a gun FID permit to own high capacity firearms at home.
Judge Daniel J. O'Shea ordered Hernández held without bail. Hernández is scheduled for a haering on July 24. 
The New Orleans Patriots decided shortly after Hernández was arrested and charged to cut him from the team.
Hernández lives with his fiancee and their 8-month-old baby.
Hernández became the focus of a murder investigation after Lloyd's body was found with multiple gunshot wounds in the back and front chest, according to police. 
Police recovered a video surveillance showing Hernández leaving his home with a gun.
On June 14, the victim and Hernández were seen at a local Boston bar where they argued and then left the place. Hernández and two friends on June 17 around 2:30 a.m. picked up Lloyd at his home and it was the last time Lloyd was seen alive. Lloyd was taken to an industrial park about a mile from where Hernàndez lived. 
Police were able to get a text from Hernández cellphone where he text his sister about being with Lloyd at 3:22 a.m. Then investigators say, workers at the industrial park reported gunshots between 3:23 a.m. to 3:27 a.m. to police. Odin's body was found nearby where the shots were fired. 
Police haven't determined who fired the weapon  or who killed Odin, according to the criminal complaint. 
Odin was dating the sister of Hernández's girlfriend.

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