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UPDATE: Docs point to Hernandez as triggerman

UPDATED Wednesday, July 10, 2013 --- 6:10 a.m.

ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) -- An associate of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez says he was told Hernandez fired the shots that resulted in the death of a semi-pro football player, according to documents filed in Florida.

The records, obtained by The Associated Press, also show a vehicle wanted in a double killing in Boston a year before had been rented in Hernandez's name.

According to the records, Hernandez associate Carlos Ortiz told Massachusetts investigators that another man, Ernest Wallace, said Hernandez shot Odin Lloyd in an industrial park near Hernandez's home in North Attleborough June 17.

Hernandez has pleaded not guilty in Lloyd's killing. Wallace faces an accessory to murder charge and has pleaded not guilty.

The documents were filed in court by the Miramar, Fla., police department to justify a search of Wallace's mother's home there.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press

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UPDATED Thursday, June 27, 2013 --- 2:58 p.m.

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) -- A judge has denied bail for former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, who's charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a friend.

Hernandez's lawyer argued at a bail review hearing Thursday in Fall River that Hernandez is not a risk to flee and the case against him is circumstantial.

But a prosecutor said evidence against Hernandez is "overwhelming." He says a search of a Hummer belonging to Hernandez turned up an ammunition clip matching the caliber of casings found at the scene of the killing of Odin Lloyd.

Lloyd's body was discovered by a jogger in a remote area of an industrial park not far from Hernandez's home 10 days ago. He has pleaded not guilty.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press

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Posted Wednesday, June 26, 2013 --- 2:37 p.m.

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.

It's not clear who investigators believe fired the shots.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press


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