Hernandez Charged in Execution-Style Shooting; Evidence Includes Texting


Odin Lloyd, 27, was killed June 17 in what a prosecutor called an execution-style shooting orchestrated by former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez because his friend talked to the wrong people at a nightclub, the Associated Press reports. Hernandez was charged yesterday with murder and was cut by the Patriots. He had signed a five-year contract extension for $40 million.

Defense attorney Michael Fee said there was a “rather hysterical atmosphere” surrounding the case and urged a judge to disregard his client's celebrity status and release him on bail. The judge refused. A prosecutor laid out a detailed timeline of the events, cobbled together from sources including witnesses, surveillance video, text messages, and data from cellphone towers. Lloyd was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancee.

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