Former New England Patriots Aaron Hernandez stood before a judge this afternoon for a hearing that would determine whether or not he would be released on bail. Both attorneys provided their cases to the judge in an effort to reach the verdict that they were hoping to receive.
The defendant cited his family life, clean record and the fact that he was a home owner as reasons for Hernandez not being a flight risk, but the judge viewed the evidence to be very strong despite it being circumstantial. The judge determined that Hernandez had the means to flee if he was released and therefore she was uncomfortable with releasing Hernandez on bail because a bracelet and $250K wouldn’t keep him.
With the court ruling, Hernandez will remain behind bars until his next hearing.
There is a belief that the defense has a strong motive, but they were not yet ready to disclose the motive and they requested a sidebar. That motive could be Lloyd having knowledge of Hernandez’s involvement in a double-murder, but that is purely speculation at this point.