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Massachusetts prosecutors in the Aaron Hernandez murder case said Friday there's no truth to an allegation by lawyers for the former New England Patriot that investigators misled a potential witness.
The defense claimed in court papers filed last week that investigators visiting an inmate at a Connecticut prison in August told him they were there ''to help Aaron out.'' Hernandez's attorneys said Everett Garcia told them that was the only reason he answered the officers' questions.
But in a response filed in Attleboro District Court on Friday, prosecutors said that the officers never told Garcia - or implied - they were there to help Hernandez and that Garcia was repeatedly informed the interview was voluntary.
Prosecutors say Garcia is part of the Bloods gang from Hernandez's hometown of Bristol, Conn. He is serving a 7 1/2 year sentence for a 2009 robbery conviction, according to the filing.
Hernandez, 23, was indicted on a murder charge last week in the killing of Odin Lloyd, a 27-year-old semi-professional football player from Boston. The ex-Patriot is to be arraigned in superior court next Friday. He previously pleaded not guilty to murder and weapons charges that preceded the indictment.
Hernandez made a brief appearance Friday in Attleboro court. During the proceeding, the judge declined to take action on the defense's request that the court order the state to stop ''deliberately misleading or making false statements'' to potential witnesses.
The judge said the motions would be heard in superior court, the trial court, once the case is transferred there. Hernandez's attorneys had no comment outside court.
It is not clear what information Garcia gave police. An affidavit filed by the prosecution says officers talked to him about Hernandez, Ernest Wallace and ''Charlie-Boy.'' Prosecutors say Wallace and a third associate, Carlos Ortiz, were with Hernandez June 17 when Lloyd was fatally shot at an industrial park near Hernandez's North Attleborough, Mass., home.
Wallace was indicted on an accessory-to-murder charge last week. He previously pleaded not guilty to the same charge in district court. Ortiz has pleaded not guilty to a firearms charge in district court.
Gregg Miliote, a spokesman for Bristol County District Attorney Samuel Sutter, declined to comment Friday on the relationship between Garcia and Hernandez.
Prosecutors say Hernandez orchestrated the killing because he was upset at Lloyd for talking to some people at a nightclub with whom Hernandez had problems.
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For someone who was being formally indicted on 1st degree murder charges, Hernandez doesn’t look that overly concerned. When he wasn’t joking with the court officer, he was making sure his fiancee knew how he was feeling about her. Aaron Henandez is in court, LIVE on ESPN. He mouthed "I love you," I assume to his gf. #Indicted — The R (@Ballertainment) August 22...
Check out this photo from Terez Owens of former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez smirking during today’s indictment. Pretty creepy.
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Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was indicted by a grand jury for first-degree murder, for the death of Odin Lloyd.
Hernandez also faces five gun charges in the slaying of Odin Lloyd, 27, of Boston, in the latest chapter of the downfall of a wealthy NFL star who once seemed to have a bright future.
One of Hernandez’s friends, Ernest Wallace, also faces charges...
A cousin of former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez is due in court on a contempt charge after authorities say she refused to testify before the grand jury that indicted the ex-player in the murder of a friend.
Tanya Singleton is scheduled to be arraigned Friday in a Fall River court. Bristol County District Attorney Samuel Sutter says she was indicted on a criminal contempt...
Aaron Hernandez is due in court this afternoon for a hearing, and ABC News is reporting that Hernandez is expected to be indicted for the murder of his friend, Odin Lloyd.
Hernandez is scheduled to appear in court for a probable cause hearing this afternoon.
Reports suggest that instead of detailing what prosecutors believe is the overwhelming evidence against Hernandez, Bristol...
FALL RIVER, Mass. — A Massachusetts grand jury has indicted former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez on a first-degree murder charge in the death of a man whose bullet-riddled body was found in an industrial park near his home.
The grand jury returned the indictment Thursday. It charges Hernandez with the killing of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd, a semi-professional football player...
(Associated Press) FALL RIVER, Mass.— Former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez was indicted Thursday on a first-degree murder charge in the death of Odin LIoyd. The six-court grand jury indictment charges the former tight end with killing the 27-year-old LIoyd who was connected to Hernandez because he was dating the sister of Hernandez’s girlfriend. According to the Fall River...
An Attelboro County, Massachusetts Grand Jury has made it official Wednesday afternoon.
Now former New England Patriots Tight End Aaron Hernandez is now facing 1st Degree Murder charges for real and the case against him can proceed.
The former football star has been held in jail since his June 26th arrest in connection to the death of former associate/friend Odin Lloyd. Lloyd...
Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was formally indicted by a grand jury in the murder of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd on Thursday. The indictment, which was reported by CBS Boston and confirmed by Fall River Superior Court, came on the same day that Hernandez was due back in an Attleboro courtroom for a […]
A Massachusetts grand jury has indicted former New England
Patriot Aaron Hernandez on a first-degree murder charge in the
death of a man whose bullet-riddled body was found in an industrial
park near his home.
“The six-count grand jury indictment charges Hernandez with killing 27-year-old Odin Lloyd, a semi-professional football player from Boston who was dating the sister of Hernandez’s girlfriend. It also contains weapons counts, according to the Fall River division of Bristol County Superior Court.”
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