New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez was dropped from the NFL team just after he was arrested by police at his home and taken away in handcuffs.
Hernandez had been charged with murder in the death of Odin Lloyd, who was found less than a mile from the football player’s North Attleborough, Massachusetts home.
Aaron Hernandez was arrested this morning. Police have charged Aaron Hernandez with murder and weapons counts in connection with the slaying of Odin Lloyd. He is being held without bail, with the judge citing the gravity of the crime as the main reason behind his decision.
Lloyd’s family says he and Hernandez were friends and that Lloyd’s girlfriend and Hernandez’s fiance are sisters.
Aaron was seen partying with Odin Lloyd, a semi-pro football player in Boston, before being found shot dead execution-style.
On Saturday, investigators and police canines searched Hernandez’s mansion for a second time, leaving with brown paper bags of evidence.
Lloyd was spotted with Hernandez on Monday morning before he was shot in the head. Lloyd’s body was dumped in an industrial park less than a mile from Hernandez’s luxury home.
Surveillance videos show Hernandez outside Lloyd’s home about an hour before the incident, and then walking into his own North Attleboro, Massachusetts, mansion after the shots were heard.
Hernandez, 23, has been under intense media scrutiny since news of the murder broke. Police have not yet named him a suspect in the case, but this may change after his arrest.
ABC News reports that Hernandez’s security system was smashed – including the surveillance videos. He also handed over his cell phone to investigators “in pieces”.
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