Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Aaron Hernandez arrested and charged with murder, released by the Patriots

At approximately 8:45 a.m. Wednesday morning, Aaron Hernandez was arrested by North Attleborough police and charged with the murder of Odin Lloyd, whose body was found on June 17th, a half a mile from Hernandez' home.

Hernandez was one of the last people believed to be seen with Lloyd on the evening of his death. Among the evidence leading to Hernandez' arrest is a shell-casing found in a car rented by Hernandez,  a smashed cell phone belonging to Hernandez, along with missing footage from the surveillance cameras at Hernandez' home the evening of the murder.

Hernandez, a tight end for the New England Patriots the past three years, was released by the team shortly following his arrest.

The Patriots drafted Hernandez, 23, in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL Draft, and he proceeded to catch 175 passes for 1956 yards and 18 touchdowns in his three years with New England.

Hernandez appeared in Super Bowl XLVI,where he caught eight passes for 67 yards and a touchdown in the Patriots, 21-17, loss to the New York Giants.

Hernandez is being held without bail.

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