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Aaron Hernandez to Be Arraigned on Murder Charge

Yoon S. Byun/The Boston Globe via Getty ImagesBREAKING NEWS UPDATE: Aaron Hernandez on Friday pleaded not guilty to six counts including murder and weapons charges related to the murder of Odin Lloyd. Hernandez entered the courtroom in a white dress shirt and blue sport coat. The former football star glanced briefly at his fiancée Shayanna Jenkins who was seated in the front row. Also in this courtroom, across the aisle from the Hernandez camp, were family members of the murder victim, Odin Lloyd; his relatives were seen crying in open court.


(BOSTON) -- Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez will be arraigned on Friday in connection with the murder of his friend Odin Lloyd.

Two weeks ago, Hernandez, 23, was charged with first-degree murder and weapons violations in connection with the shooting death of Lloyd, a semi-pro football player and landscaper who frequently partied with the former NFL player.

Lloyd, 27, was allegedly shot five times execution-style on June 17 less than a mile from Hernandez's North Attleboro, Mass., home.

Hernandez is expected to plead not guilty to killing Lloyd.  He is being held without bail at the Bristol County House of Correction.

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