ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) — Police have charged New England 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.
A judge ordered Hernandez held without bail pending further proceedings. Hernandez’s attorney, Michael Fee, calls it a weak, circumstantial case.
Authorities say Odin 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.
Shocking Celebrity Murders
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1. 1. Steve McNair was Shot and killed by his mistress in July of 2009. He was 36.
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2. 2. Marvin Gaye was shot to death by his father.
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3. 3. Sam Cooke was fatally shot by a motel manager. He was 33.
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4. 4. Sharon Tate was murdered by the Manson family. She was 26.
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5. 5. Darrent Williams was shot and killed on New Year's day in 2007 in a drive-by.
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6. 6. Robert Johnson was poisoned by a jealous husband. He was 27.
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7. 7. Huey Newton was shot and killed by BGF member Tyrone Robinson.
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8. 8. Selena Quintanilla was murdered in 1995 at age 23 by Yolanda Saldivar.
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9. 9. Tupac was killed in a drive-by when he was 25.
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10. 10. Notorious B.I.G. was also killed in a drive-by when he was 24.
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11. 11. Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman was murdered in 1994.
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12. 12. Jam Master Jay was shot and killed in 2002 at a recording studio in Queens, NY.
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13. 13. Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot and killed on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel
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14. 14. Medger Evers was shot and killed in an ambush outside his home in 1963.
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15. 15. John Lennon was shot and killed outside his New York apartment in 1980.
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1. Remy Ma
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2. Bobby Shmurda
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3. Apollo Nida was just sentenced to 8 years in prison for fraud.
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4. Darren Sharper is currently on trial for rape in several states.
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5. Justin Bieber has had some trouble with the law in the past for marijuana possession, drag racing and a number of other crimes.
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6. Ja Rule spent two years in prison for gun possession and tax evasion.
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7. Joseline Hernandez has spent some time in jail for prostitution prior to her Love & Hip Hop fame.
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8. Nene Leakes was charged with shoplifting in her early 20's.
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9. Chris Brown is currently in jail for violating his probation.
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10. Lindsay Lohan
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11. Wesley Snipes was convicted and spent some time in the big house.
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12. Ron Isley spent time in jail for tax evasion.
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13. Foxy Brown's numerous probation violations landed her in the slammer for a year (76 days in solitary confinement).(AP)
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14. A drunk Shia Labeouf was arrested for trespassing at a Walgreens. The store was closing and he refused to leave. (AP)
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15. OJ Simpson
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16. 50 Cent was arrested on drug charges and spent 6 months in an incarceration boot camp and earned his GED while there. AP
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17. Lil' Wayne served a year at Rikers for illegal gun possession & performed suicide watch with at-risk inmates. (AP)
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18. Ozzy Osbourne was arrested for peeing on the Alamo in San Antonio. He bragged about it & got a 20 yr. ban from the city. AP
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19. T.I. spent 11 months (the last time) in jail for probation violation. He is on the straight and narrow again. (AP)
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20. Martha Stewart was found guilty of insider trading and spent 5 months in federal prison & 2 years of supervised release. AP
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21. Gucci Mane has been in jail several times; drug possession, assault and probation violations. (AP)
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22. James Brown was sentenced to 6 years in 1988 for not stopping his car in a police chase.
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23. Nicole Richie only spent 82 minutes of her four-day sentence in jail for a DUI due to overcrowding in the system. (AP)
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24. Boy George got 15 months for chaining a male escort to a wall (without his consent) in his flat during a photo session.
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25. Lil’ Kim was at the very peak of her career when she was charged with conspiracy and perjury charges. She got 1 year & 1 day.
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26. Michelle Rodriguez has been in & out of jail four times: DUI, hit & run, probation violations, driving without a license.
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27. Meek Mill was sentenced to 2-4 years for violating his probation and driving dirt bikes in NYC.
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28. Kiefer Sutherland was charged with misdemeanor drunk driving in Los Angeles and spent 48 days in jail. (AP)
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29. Robert Downey Jr. spent 4 months in a LA jail and a year in prison for drugs and probation violations. He is doing well now.
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30. A hairdresser cashed an unauthorized check and Mystikal gave her a choice; jail or sex (not legal) and he got six years. (AP)
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31. Christian Slater was sentenced to three months in jail for assaulting his girlfriend & the man who tried to help her.
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32. Actor & comedian Tim Allen spent over two years in prison for cocaine possession (before he found fame). (AP)
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33. A drunk Edward Furlong was arrested for “freeing” a tank of lobsters in a Kentucky grocery store. (AP)
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34. Michael Vick spent 21 months in jail for financing a dog fighting business. He is out and doing well. Go Mike! (AP)
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35. Suge Knight was indicted by a grand jury for threatening death to director F. Gary Gary in August of 2017.(AP)
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36. Lauryn Hill served 3 months in prison for not paying federal taxes of $1.8 million from 2005 to 2007. (AP)
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