Hernandez Denied Bail, Must Await Murder Trial in Jail
WASHINGTON (CBSDC) - Aaron Hernandez may never have a life outside of prison walls again.
It’s almost certain he won’t play football in the NFL in 2013 – potentially ever again – now that he’s been denied bail in an appeal hearing in Falls River, Mass. Thursday.
This all comes less than 24 hours after Hernandez was arrested in front of his home on national television, released by the New England Patriots, and formally charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd – all within the span of one afternoon.
During his arraignment, prosecutors said Hernandez orchestrated an “execution-style” shooting of Lloyd, whose body was found in an industrial park miles from Hernandez’s home nine days earlier.
According to the prosecutors, Lloyd sent a series of texts to his sister in the last moments of his life.
“Did you see who I was with?” said the first, at 3:07 a.m. June 17. “Who?” she finally replied.
“NFL,” he texted back, then added: “Just so you know.”
Hernandez made the Pro Bowl as a tight end for the Patriots in 2011, and had just signed a five-year, $40 million contract with New England last summer.
After becoming a father on Nov. 6, 2012, Hernandez said: “Now, another one is looking up to me. I can’t just be young and reckless Aaron no more. I’m going to try to do the right things.”
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