NFL player Aaron Hernandez was indicted on first degree murder charges for the brutal killing of his friend on Thursday.
The former New England Patriot, 23, is charged with the June 18, 2013 execution-style murder of Odin Lloyd, a 27-year-old semi-pro football player. Lloyd, who played semi-pro football for the Boston Bandits, was associated with Hernandez through his girlfriend, whose sister is Hernandez’s baby mama.
Hernandez pleaded not guilty to the murder in June and he is being held without bail at the county jail.
He is also in trouble for possibly committing the murder of Lloyd to cover up a double-murder in Boston that occurred nearly a year earlier.
A police source told The Boston Globe that Hernandez owned an SUV that police believe was barreling away from the crime scene where two immigrants from Cape Verde — Daniel Jorge Correia de Abreu, 29, and Safiro Teixeira Furtado, 28 — were felled by gunshots, in a drive-by shooting involving an SUV.
The football player’s vehicle was subsequently retrieved at his uncle’s home in Bristol, Conn., the town where Hernandez grew up. In a new revelation in the case, CBS 3 Springfield, quoting law enforcement sources, reported Monday that a .38 caliber Smith and Wesson revolver used in the double-shooting points back to Bristol, as a 19-year-old woman was arrested June after a car crash in Mass.
Police said that upon searching the car driven by Jailene Diaz-Ramos, they came across the weapon and three rounds of ammo. (She arrested in connection with firearms charges and released on bail of $1,000.)
If Hernandez is convicted of the murder of Odin Lloyd he could get life in prison with no chance of parole.