BREAKING NEWS: Aaron Hernandez Charged With Murder, Ordered Held Without Bail
UPDATE: Former Patriots' tight end Aaron Hernandez has been ordered to be held without bail after being charged with murder and several other counts related to the illegal possession of guns and obstruction of justice.
A crowd has gathered outside the Attleborough, Massachusetts courthouse where former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez will be arraigned today. A handcuffed Hernandez was just led into the courthouse by police officers.
We'll have more on this story as details become available. And watch a live feed of the proceedings from New England Cable News below.
Following his arrest this morning, the New England Patriots have released Aaron Hernandez.
The team released the following statement following the release of the tight end.
“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.”
After an investigation that has taken several days, New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been arrested.
According to various news reports, including the Boston Globe, Hernandez was led out of his house this morning in handcuffs. The charges against Hernandez have not been released by police.
Hernandez has been under investigation in connection with the death of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd, who was found fatally shot in the head earlier this week near Hernandez’s house in North Attleborough, Mass.
Hernandez has been linked to the murder and new reports claim a security system in his home was intentionally battered, while a cell phone was given to authorities “in pieces.” In addition, a team of cleaners was spotted leaving his residence before cops arrived to search the house.
We'll have more on this story as details become available.