Aaron Hernandez Indicted On Murder Charge
By Allen Kim
A grand jury has indicted Aaron Hernandez, former tight end of the New England Patriots, with a murder charge for the killing of Odin Lloyd, according to Wesley Lowery of the Boston Globe. Hernandez is due to appear in Attleboro District Court at 2:00 p.m. today, and it appears that the grand jury has found the probable cause they require to move forward with the case.
Ernest Wallace, an associate of Hernandez, has also been indicted as an accessory to a first-degree murder charge in the death of Lloyd.
The third party involved in Lloyd’s death, Carlos Ortiz, has not had an indictment issued. He was reportedly in the car at the time of the slaying, and didn’t directly partake in the murder. There were rumors that he was cooperating with the police, and he allegedly told them that Hernandez was the one who shot and ultimately killed Lloyd.
Lloyd was shot five times with a .45 caliber pistol, and the murder weapon has not yet been found. His body was found in an industrial park in North Attleborough, Massachusetts.
Hernandez, who pleaded not guilty to the murder, is currently being held without bail at Bristol County Jail. He’s been there since June 26, and he’s still waiting for a trial date to be set.