Ex-New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez charged with murder

Ex-Patriot Hernandez charged with murder
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Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez appears in court charged with murder and gun-related offences.

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has appeared in court on a murder charge.

The 23-year-old was arrested at his home in Massachusetts this morning and was released by the AFC East champions shortly after.

As well as being accused of causing the death of semi-professional American football player Odin Lloyd, Hernandez is charged with five gun-related offences.

He has pleaded not guilty to all six charges.

New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez in action on January 20, 2013
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