Patriots player Aaron Hernandez charged with murder

New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was taken from his home in handcuffs Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - more than a week after a Boston semi-pro football player was found dead in an industrial park a mile from the player's house.

June 26, 2013 3:13:37 PM PDT
Police have charged Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez with murder and weapons counts in connection with the slaying of a semi-pro football player whose body was found in an industrial park about a mile from Hernandez's home.

The charges were revealed Wednesday in Attleboro District Court after Hernandez was arrested at his sprawling North Attleborough home.

Less than two hours after his arrest, the Patriots cut Hernandez from the team.

The investigation started more than a week ago after semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd was found slain in an industrial park.

Lloyd's family says he and Hernandez were friends and that Lloyd's girlfriend and Hernandez's fiancee are sisters.

Authorities say Lloyd was shot multiple times in the back and chest. They say Hernandez was upset with Lloyd after the two had a dispute at a nightclub a few days before.

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