NFL: Aaron Hernandez indicted on first-degree murder charge
Last Updated: 23/08/13 9:56am
Aaron Hernandez indicted for first degree murder
Former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez has been indicted on a first-degree murder charge over the death of a man whose bullet-riddled body was found in an industrial park.
Hernandez is charged with the killing of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd, a semi-professional football player who was dating the sister of Hernandez's girlfriend.
The Massachusetts grand jury also indicted two others connected to Hernandez, associate Ernest Wallace, who is charged with accessory to murder after the fact, and Hernandez's cousin, Tanya Singleton, is charged with criminal contempt.
Hernandez pleaded not guilty to murder and weapons charges in June. His lawyers say the case against him is circumstantial. He had a brief court appearance Thursday and is being held without bail.
Hernandez could face life in prison if convicted.