Nov 22, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez (81) during the second half at Metlife Stadium. The Patriots won the game 49-19. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Aaron Hernandez will be arraigned Friday


 

 

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez will be arraigned in Fall River Superior Court at 2:00 p.m. ET, according to FOX 29 in Boston:

Hernandez will appear in Fall River Superior Court at 2 p.m.

Hernandez was indicted on first-degree murder and weapons charges in the death of his friend, Odin Lloyd, whose bullet-riddled body was found in an industrial park about a mile from the ex-player’s North Attleborough home.

The six-count grand jury indictment charges Hernandez with killing the 27-year-old Lloyd, a semi-professional football player from Boston who was dating the sister of Hernandez’s girlfriend.

Despite a tremendous amount of evidence suggesting that Hernandez is guilty of his crimes, his lawyers remain confident their client will be exonerated of all charges.

 

Carlos Ortiz, an accomplice and friend of Hernandez, was one of the four men in the car the night Odin Lloyd, and is now testifying against him in hopes of preserving his own freedom.

The former Patriots star and Ortiz were long-time friends, but now Ortiz’s mother and sister worry Hernandez has turned on them and is out to get Ortiz in murder of Lloyd.

“I’m mad. I’m very angry about it,” she said. “I have a lot of emotion toward Aaron, because he was supposed to be our friend, Carlos’ friend.

“I’m trying to forgive him, but why did Aaron do this? We don’t know. That’s the question we want answered. Why did he include my son in this? You’re supposed to be friends, why did you need to include my son?”

Ortiz told authorities he did not get out of the car with the three men and did not witness the slaying, but said Wallace told him the next day that Hernandez killed Lloyd, according to an affidavit.

 

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