Patriots call Hernandez release “the right thing to do”
"A young man was murdered last week and we extend our sympathies to the family and friends who mourn his loss. Words cannot express the disappointment we feel knowing that one of our players was arrested as a result of this investigation. We realize that law enforcement investigations into this matter are ongoing. We support their efforts and respect the process. At this time, we believe this transaction is simply the right thing to do."
Patriots release tight end Aaron Hernandez Wednesday, June 26, 2013 By: Karen Guregian
In the wake of his arrest by police this morning in their investigation of the murder of Odin Lloyyd, the Patriots have released tight end Aaron Hernandez.
The quick action by the Patriots came a little more than an hour after Hernandez was taken handcuffed from his North Attleboro home.
The Patriots' release reads: “A young man was murdered last week and we extend our sympathies to the family and friends who mourn his loss. Words cannot express the disappointment we feel knowing that one of our players was arrested as a result of this investigation. We realize that law enforcement investigations into this matter are ongoing. We support their efforts and respect the process. At this time, we believe this transaction is simply the right thing to do.”
unreal -Ex-Patriot Aaron Hernandez has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Odin Lloyd, and is facing five additional gun charges. Hernandez has pled not guilty, but is being held without bail. We are not legal scholars — it's surreal for a fantasy football site to have to cover such a senseless and macabre event — but the evidence the Attleboro District Court has collected against Hernandez over the past week appears damning bordering on overwhelming. Hernandez is alleged to have erased 6-8 hours of video footage from his home-security system, and was reportedly caught on tape saying "you can't trust anyone anymore" before picking Lloyd up on the night of the murder. He was also caught on film walking through his home with a gun after the murder is alleged to have taken place, and reportedly left behind a shell-casing in a rental car. The prosecution believes Hernandez "orchestrated" the murder. This is just the first day of what is going to be a long and drawn out legal process, but the odds are remarkably high that Hernandez has played his last down of NFL football. Jun 26 - 2:43 PM
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and the motive for killing Lloyd is another murder.......
Massachusetts law enforcement officials believe Aaron Hernandez may have murdered Odin Lloyd because Lloyd had information connecting Hernandez to the double murders that occurred on July 16 of last year in Boston. It didn't take long after Hernandez's arrest for the story to leak that he's a possible suspect in the double murder. "The motive might have been that the victim knew [Hernandez] might have been involved," one law enforcement official said. The double murder -- unsolved to this point -- occurred on Shawmut Avenue in Boston after a fight broke out at a club called Cure. Daniel Abreu and Safiro Furtado were stopped at a traffic light when a silver/gray SUV with Rhode Island plates opened fire, killing both. A third man in the backseat was shot, but lived.
According to CNN, the Boston Police Department has located and impounded a silver SUV with Rhode Island registration that police have been trying to find for almost a year in connection with the shooting deaths of two people in 2012. Investigators believe that Hernandez was renting the SUV at the time of those killings.
Aaron Hernandez's probable cause hearing likely a formality By Albert Breer Reporter, NFL.com and NFL Network Published: July 23, 2013 at 12:14 p.m. Updated: July 23, 2013 at 12:28 p.m.
Aaron Hernandez will be in a Massachusetts courtroom Wednesday for the first time since his bail hearing nearly a month ago. And, chances are, not much will have changed by the time he returns to the Bristol County House of Correction and Jail.
The former New England Patriots tight end, who pleaded not guilty to a charge of first-degree murder in June, has a probable cause hearing scheduled in Attleboro District Court, but the likelihood is that there won't be any hearing at all. Instead, the Bristol County district attorney's office is likely to file for a 30-day continuance to allow the grand jury, which has been convened, to proceed with the investigation and pursuit of an indictment.
Once Hernandez is indicted, the case will move to Massachusetts Superior Court, and there won't be a need for a hearing like the one that's scheduled for Wednesday. The defense might object to the 30-day continuance, wanting the chance to examine witnesses under oath, but according to those in the know, this hearing is more a matter of procedure than anything else, especially since so much was laid out in the bail hearing.
"These (hearings) are basically tracking dates," said Gerry Leone, a partner at the firm Nixon Peabody and a former state and federal prosecutor who served as district attorney in nearby Middlesex (Mass.) County from 2006 to 2013. "They're not going to make the commonwealth go forward with this hearing. They'll keep continuing it until the indictment is done. The court likes to hold the government's feet to the fire, but the probable cause hearing is a mechanism not used much anymore, never mind in a case like this."
That doesn't mean there aren't important dates coming. The primary one, for now, sits at the end of September, the end date for this session of the grand jury. The judge could keep things going beyond then, by holding the old jury over or simply handing it off to a new one, but logistically, it's a lot easier to just push for the grand jury to wrap things up by the end of the quarter.
And when that happens, we'll learn more -- particularly as to the involvement of figures like Ernest Wallace and Carlos Ortiz in the overall scheme of things, and perhaps about charges related to other potentially connected crimes.
Aaron Hernandez brick ousted by University of Florida By Marc Sessler Around the League Writer Published: July 25, 2013 at 09:55 a.m. Updated: July 25, 2013 at 11:22 a.m
On Wednesday, New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick stood before reporters to address the fate of Aaron Hernandez, his former tight end who was released last month after being charged with first-degree murder in the death of Odin Lloyd, a 27-year-old semi-professional football player.
Hernandez has pleaded not guilty in the case, but the University of Florida already has washed its hands of their one-time playmaker.
The university spent last month removing images of Hernandez around campus. On Thursday, workers scrubbed the grounds clean of Hernandez's -- highly visible -- First-Team All-America brick along Gator Walk outside Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.