A judge on Thursday denied bail for former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, who is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a friend.
What happened to the presumption of innocence? Why so quick to bail? What if Hernandez is acquitted?
A judge on Wednesday ordered Hernandez held without bail on the murder charge and five weapons counts. If convicted, he could get life in prison without parole.
Hernandez was arrested and charged Wednesday with murdering a friend a few days after they got into a dispute at a nightclub.
Some law enforcement officers wore wetsuits on Monday while searching near both Hernandez’s home and the industrial park where Odin Lloyd’s body was found.
Hernandez will face a charge of obstruction of justice in connection with a homicide investigation in North Attleboro, Mass., according to WBZ NewsRadio 1030 in Boston.
Hernandez had a connection to a homicide victim found in an industrial park near the athlete’s home, but family and officials were mum on the nature of their relationship, two days after police first visited the upscale division.