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Latest on Aaron Hernandez Court Case

Aaron Hernandez is currently being held in prison without the chance of bail for his indictment on three murder charges. He is said to be responsible for the death of 26-year-old Odin Lloyd (www.boston.com). The case is now in court and the evidence piling up against him does not look good.

Numerous people took the stand in this case including his fiance and Patriots owner Robert Kraft. Aaron Hernandez’s fiance, Shayanna Jenkins, took the stand on March 30. The article from http://www.boston.com states,“the former New England Patriot told her to get rid of a cardboard box, which prosecutors say contained the murder weapon”.

The article also paraphrased that, “Hernandez told her over the phone to remove the box from a storage room in their basement on June 18, 2013, the day after Odin Lloyd’s body was found in a nearby North Attleboro industrial park.”

Jenkins, who is Hernandez’s high school sweetheart, said that she doesn’t remember exactly where she put the box, all she remembers is that she threw it in the dumpster somewhere. This clearly indicates that Hernandez had something to cover up. For all the court room knows, the box could have been empty or had something not even related to this case.

A clear question surfaces featuring this case in the weapon that was used in the murder. Prosecutors said that the bullets found at the scene matched the bullets found in Hernandez’s rental car. Although they are a match, it is still a hard judgement to make as to if he committed the crime or not.

Boston rescue units searched feverishly for the murder weapon used in this case. They searched inside and outside of his home in Boston, Massachusetts, as well as a huge lake next to his house that he may have tossed the gun in.

The evidence building up against Hernandez in this case is not looking promising for him to get out of prison any time soon and return to his love and passion, which is football. Having to do with football, Robert Kraft took the stand as he communicated to the jurors, “He looked me in the eye and told me that he was innocent” (www.abc2news.com).

He remembers his last conversation he had with Hernandez. He had told him that he did not do it and that he cannot wait for the verdict to come back not guilty, and for him to prove everybody that has turned on him wrong.

Recently, the crime scene was scoured for any remaining clues as to who committed this murder, and a marijuana joint was found close by. It was taken to a crime lab for DNA testing and came back that Hernandez’s and Lloyd’s DNA were found on this joint. It was determined this joint had been smoked 15 minutes before the death of Odin Lloyd.

All in all, Hernandez is facing the rest of his life behind bars without the possibility of parole for the death of Odin Lloyd. One minute he was playing tight end for the New England Patriots and the next he is in the courtroom pleading for his life.

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/2015/01/29/hernandez-trial-updates/WfBFxhUuEPkBmXjNonEFOP/story.html

http://abcnews.go.com/topics/news/aaron-hernandez.htm

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