09:37 PM EDT 10/16/2013
Originally posted 09/27/2013 02:40PM
The girlfriend of former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez has been indicted on a perjury charge in connection with the killing of his friend.
A Massachusetts prosecutor said Friday that a grand jury indicted Shayanna Jenkins on a single count in relation to the investigation into the June 17 killing of the friend, Odin Lloyd.
Lloyd was found shot to death in an industrial park in North Attleborough, Mass., near Hernandez's home, where Jenkins also lives. Her sister had been dating Lloyd.
Originally posted 09/06/2013 02:45PM
Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and other charges following his indictment in the killing of a friend authorities say was shot five times in an industrial park.
Hernandez spoke for himself at the brief arraignment Friday afternoon in Fall River Superior Court.
His attorneys agreed that the 23-year-old Hernandez will continue to be held without bail, but reserved the right to request bail later. His next court date is Oct. 9.
Originally posted 08/22/2013 01:35PM
Former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez was indicted Thursday on a first-degree murder charge 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. It also contains weapons counts, according to the Fall River division of Bristol County Superior Court.
Hernandez, 23, pleaded not guilty to murder and weapons charges in June, and he is being held without bail at a county jail. His lawyers say the case against him is circumstantial and they're confident he will be able to clear his name.
Originally posted 07/10/2013 07:30AM
An associate of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez said he was told Hernandez fired the shots that resulted in the death of a semi-pro football player, according to documents filed in Florida.
The records, obtained by the Associated Press, also show that a vehicle wanted in a double killing in Boston a year before had been rented in Hernandez's name.
Together, the revelations provide the most damning evidence yet against the 23-year-old star athlete.
Originally posted 06/28/2013 12:30PM
Aaron Hernandez's athletic star power was recognizable from the time he was in high school. So, it appears, were the warning signs.
Throughout his football career, into college and onto the big money with the pros, it was always one step forward, one step back – on-field glory eclipsed by off-field troubles – until it all came crashing down this week.
The 23-year-old was charged for the first degree murder of Boston semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd near the NFL star's North Attleborough, Mass., home. He is also under investigation for two more killings and has five other gun-related charges connected to Lloyd's death, which occurred on June 17.
Originally posted 06/27/2013 12:35PM
Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez, who has been charged with a murder and cut from the team, is also being investigated in connection with a drive-by shooting that killed two men, ABC News reports.
Hernandez spent the night in jail after authorities led him from his North Attleboro, Mass., home on Wednesday and then charged him in the murder of Odin Lloyd, whose body was found in an industrial park about a mile from Hernandez's house.
According to ABC, police are also looking into his possible involvement in a July 15, 2012, early-morning ambush of a car in Boston that left the driver and one of the passengers dead of gunshot wounds. A third man was injured. ABC says Hernandez was spotted earlier that night involved in an altercation at a nightclub.
Originally posted 06/26/2013 10:10AM
New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was taken from his home in handcuffs Wednesday and charged with murder and weapons counts.
The charges were announced more than a week after a Boston semi-pro football player was found dead in an industrial park a mile from the player's house.
Odin Lloyd, a 27-year-old semi-pro football player for the Boston Bandits, was found slain June 17. Officials ruled the death a homicide but did not say how Lloyd died.
In court, prosecutors described a killing borne out of a trip to a Boston nightclub on the night of June 14.
Originally posted 06/22/2013 04:20PM
State police officers and dogs are searching the home of New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez as they investigate the killing of a semi-pro football player whose body was found nearby.
Saturday's search of Hernandez's sprawling home in North Attleboro involved several officers.
Police have previously searched in and around the home as they try to figure out who killed Odin Lloyd, whose body was found about a mile from Hernandez's home.
Originally posted 06/19/2013 09:25AM
State and local police spent hours at the home of New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez on Tuesday night as another group of officers searched an industrial park about a mile away where a body was discovered the day before.
Police at the scene and prosecutors would not comment on the actions while Sports Illustrated, citing an unidentified source, reported that Hernandez was not believed to be a suspect in what was being treated as a possible homicide. Police had spoken with Hernandez, the magazine said.
Sports Illustrated reported that the link between Hernandez and the case was a rented Chevrolet Suburban with Rhode Island plates that police had been searching for. The Sun Chronicle of Attleboro, Mass., said the SUV was registered to Enterprise and investigators wanted to analyze it for fingerprints.
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