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Boston Church Holds Funeral For Victim In Hernandez Case

Ex-Patriots Tight End Hernandez And Two Other Men Held In Custody
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Aaron Hernandez is led from his home in handcuffs on June 26, 2013. (credit: WBZ-TV/CBSBoston.com)

Aaron Hernandez is led from his home in handcuffs on June 26, 2013. (credit: WBZ-TV/CBSBoston.com)

BOSTON (CBSNewYork/AP) — Dozens of relatives, friends and well-wishers have gathered at a church in Boston for the funeral of a semi-pro football player whose killing led to murder and weapons charges against former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez.

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Odin Lloyd was found shot to death near Hernandez’s home. Police arrested Hernandez on Wednesday at his home and charged him with orchestrating the execution-style shooting.

Mourners gathered at Church of the Holy Spirit in Boston’s Mattapan neighborhood Saturday morning for Lloyd’s funeral.

Prosecutors allege Hernandez arranged the killing because Lloyd talked to the wrong people at a nightclub.

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Hernandez has pleaded not guilty and is being held without bail. Two other men are also in custody. Authorities said Ernest Wallace, 41, turned himself in to police in Miramar, Fla.,

Prosecutors allege the three suspects were in a car with Lloyd shortly before his death. Hernandez is due in court on July 24 for a probable cause hearing.

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