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Hernandez bail hearing slated for 2 p.m.

New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is arraigned in court in Attleborough, Massachusetts Reuters

We mentioned last night that Aaron Hernandez would get a chance to appeal a judge’s ruling that he’d be held without bail, and that it could happen soon.

Soon is in a little under three hours, as his bail review hearing is scheduled for 2 p.m. at Fall River Superior Court.

We’ll find out then whether or to what degree he’s deemed a flight risk.

Considering he couldn’t slip out of his house to go to the gas station or the Patriots facility without sending a squadron of news choppers into the air, the idea that he might slip away unnoticed seems unusual. But the judge might also remember Rae Carruth crawling into the trunk of a Toyota Camry headed west from Charlotte in 1999, and hold firm with the original decision.

He’s currently being held in the Bristol County Jail.

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86 Responses to “Hernandez bail hearing slated for 2 p.m.”
  1. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Jun 27, 2013 11:27 AM

    Bail will be set at eleventy bajillion dollars.

  2. jenkins31 says: Jun 27, 2013 11:27 AM

    Loads of dirt piling up about this dude. Bail has to be denied.

  3. billygoat says: Jun 27, 2013 11:27 AM

    I think the bigger worry would be him marrying his fiancee so that she cannot testify against him.

  4. irishking says: Jun 27, 2013 11:28 AM

    I do not see any prospect of bail.

  5. FinFan68 says: Jun 27, 2013 11:28 AM

    It isn’t just about his potential to “make a run for it”. There is a public safety concern as well. He is implicated in two confirmed shootings and there is a double murder they are at least looking at. What about this guy’s background, social skills or anger management ability says he is not a risk to public safety? Keep his butt in jail.

  6. dmartin17 says: Jun 27, 2013 11:28 AM

    Not going to happen. They just point at his pattern of non-cooperation so far.

  7. patriots123456 says: Jun 27, 2013 11:29 AM

    Throw away the key. Let him rot in jail.

  8. butthatmakestoomuchsense says: Jun 27, 2013 11:30 AM

    There’s no comparing the Hernandez situation to Carruth’s. Different circumstances and more importantly, it’s a different world.

    Hernandez is not a flight risk, and the rules are that they first have to prove guilt beyond reasonable doubt before a jury of one’s peers before taking away a person’s freedom.

  9. thesteelers says: Jun 27, 2013 11:31 AM

    If he gets bailed, it sets a bad precedent for the rest of the case.

  10. craniator says: Jun 27, 2013 11:31 AM

    Since he’s a Latino suspected of wrongdoing (which , in my opinion is in no way representative of Latinos in general) , all that remains is for the mainstream media to label him as a “White Hispanic”.

  11. joetoronto says: Jun 27, 2013 11:32 AM

    40 million over 5 years for playing football, or the rest of your life behind bars.

    SMH.

  12. azarkhan says: Jun 27, 2013 11:32 AM

    The judge is not going to allow bail for a multi-millionaire on trial for murder who is facing life in prison without parole. Not gonna happen.

  13. peanutele24 says: Jun 27, 2013 11:33 AM

    I wonder what Lloyd was telling the individuals that Hernandez got “beef” with? Must of been something extremely confidential that he got that upset to where he had to go get a gun. Wonder if those individuals that he got “beef” with are gonna come forward and spill some beans in bean town.

  14. olcap says: Jun 27, 2013 11:35 AM

    What I don’t understand, is that there are people saying that he is NOT a flight risk? Why on earth is he not a flight risk?

  15. kane337 says: Jun 27, 2013 11:36 AM

    I feel really bad for his fiance and daughter. From here on they might only get to see him behind bars. Hope he left them enough finances.

  16. ryann252013 says: Jun 27, 2013 11:38 AM

    This man is desperate, if he wasn’t he wouldn’t of asked for bail without any evidence defending you of the crime, Hernandez will try to marry his wife or flee the country if bail is posted. No doubt about it

  17. sod61 says: Jun 27, 2013 11:38 AM

    I have watched my kids go through little league, middle school, rec ball, and high school sports and witnessed time and again kids getting into trouble and nothing being done about it. People who coach whether it be little league or high school have a great opportunity to teach kid’s life lessons when they mess up by punishing them but for the sake of winning, generally tap them on the wrist and keep them playing. As we see the more they get away with bad behavior, the more emboldened they become as they become older. The crimes they commit keep getting worse until suddenly they cannot escape the law. Sad.

  18. pittsburghfan71 says: Jun 27, 2013 11:39 AM

    I could see his fiance second guessing the wedding right about… now

  19. daburgher says: Jun 27, 2013 11:40 AM

    if im on a plane and hernandez steps on.. im stepping off

  20. deathonwings410 says: Jun 27, 2013 11:40 AM

    Take his passport

  21. chc4 says: Jun 27, 2013 11:40 AM

    Even more than being a flight risk I’d say he’s an even bigger threat to whack someone else. Like, I don’t know, maybe the dudes that are seemingly cooperating with police? No way this guy should be allowed to walk the streets.

  22. vernonbasketball says: Jun 27, 2013 11:40 AM

    He shouldn’t have bail. Hopefully the judge says no bail

  23. majbobby says: Jun 27, 2013 11:41 AM

    Lets see though I think he should be denied Bail, based on the Murder 1 charge.

    I think he will get bail and set somewhere along the lines of 5M. and have to surrender his passport and submit to a monitoring ankle bracelet.

  24. bunkslurpscrabmustard says: Jun 27, 2013 11:41 AM

    @billygoat, great point. He would never think of that himself but his lawyer should have that in his back pocket.

  25. whatnojets says: Jun 27, 2013 11:43 AM

    There are a bunch of countries with no extradition agreements with the USA.

    But if I was him and had a few millions stashed away somewhere, I would go to The Maldives.

  26. raji1824 says: Jun 27, 2013 11:43 AM

    Smh.
    He let the whole league down.

  27. commonsensedude says: Jun 27, 2013 11:44 AM

    I think he’s more of a kill risk than a flight risk.

  28. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Jun 27, 2013 11:44 AM

    kane337 says:Jun 27, 2013 11:36 AM

    I feel really bad for his fiance and daughter. From here on they might only get to see him behind bars. Hope he left them enough finances.
    ______

    I hear what you’re saying but I’m also thinking they’re probably better off without him.

  29. pensman29 says: Jun 27, 2013 11:44 AM

    U can take a guy out of the ghetto…

  30. jetslakersfan says: Jun 27, 2013 11:45 AM

    Everybody that gets out on bail is a flight risk. That just a lot of law bs.

  31. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Jun 27, 2013 11:45 AM

    @craniator –
    That comment was awesome.

  32. fiezzybeatz says: Jun 27, 2013 11:45 AM

    This guy is a serious flight risk, no chance for bail!

  33. robgilman says: Jun 27, 2013 11:46 AM

    now he’s being investigated for a separate double murder. Plus the shooting in the face lawsuit (which still makes no sense to me). I’d imagine he would be looking for anyway possible to escape

  34. ken0west says: Jun 27, 2013 11:48 AM

    The level of criminal intellect he has displayed is pathetic. If this guy had brains to flee he would not have, botched the destruction of security footage, leave a rental car in his name at the scene, commit a murder 1 mile from his house, or mix murder and cell phones. If consideration for bail is mainly based on flight risk he should get bail.

  35. eatitfanboy says: Jun 27, 2013 11:48 AM

    butthatmakestoomuchsense says:
    Jun 27, 2013 11:30 AM

    Hernandez is not a flight risk, and the rules are that they first have to prove guilt beyond reasonable doubt before a jury of one’s peers before taking away a person’s freedom.

    Nope. The rule is not a flight risk AND not a danger to the public. The vast majority of defendants charged with first degree murder do not get bail based upon the second claim.

    Detention until trial does not count as punishment so guilt beyond a reasonable doubt does not apply.

    Plus, if it’s true he is under investigation now for a second murder, you can absolutely forget about it.

  36. allday28mvpmvp says: Jun 27, 2013 11:48 AM

    butthatmakestoomuchsense says: Jun 27, 2013 11:30 AM

    Hernandez is not a flight risk, and the rules are that they first have to prove guilt beyond reasonable doubt before a jury of one’s peers before taking away a person’s freedom.

    —–

    Actually these “rules” only apply to those who can afford bail money. If you receive a highbail that is unpayable you must sit and jail and wait for your trial date. Which takes away a persons freedom before they are ever convicted of a crime

  37. 13arod says: Jun 27, 2013 11:52 AM

    he isn’t getting bail

  38. mungman69 says: Jun 27, 2013 11:53 AM

    His wife can testify about things that happened before they were married.

  39. darkmeatlover says: Jun 27, 2013 11:54 AM

    He is affiliated with the Latin Kings.

    No chance he gets bail, but he will have a lot of buddies to protect him on the inside.

  40. doublenickelz says: Jun 27, 2013 11:54 AM

    When I see this guy The Doors Riders on the Storm starts playing in my head.

  41. azarkhan says: Jun 27, 2013 11:54 AM

    deathonwings410 says: take his passport

    A few million Mexicans cross the border every year without a passport.

  42. mungman69 says: Jun 27, 2013 11:55 AM

    No bail for anyone held for murder 1. It won’t matter about the size of the bail or if he is a flight risk, no bail.

  43. micknangold says: Jun 27, 2013 11:55 AM

    @buttthatmakestoomuchsense: No. Bail is not a constitutional right, and it’s up to the judge’s discretion to grant it. By your logic everyone would be free until a verdict, which is absurd.

  44. majbobby says: Jun 27, 2013 11:57 AM

    And I do not think for a minute the “leak” that he is being connected to a second double murder from 2012 contributes.

    No judge in their right mind would grant Bail to a guy that has the means to flee and or commit future crimes to someone that has already been charged with one Murder, has multiple gun charges, actively tried to cover up what happened, has a lawsuit pending for another shooting charge in FL, and is being investigated for a possible connection to a double Murder.

    It is no coincidence the “leak” about being investigated in connection with a double murder comes out the same day he faces his bail apeal ruling.

    Let him sit in JAIL…..

  45. mungman69 says: Jun 27, 2013 11:57 AM

    If you were going to spend the rest of your life in prison and you got out on bail what country would you move to?

  46. thefootballgodssay says: Jun 27, 2013 11:57 AM

    this should be on THE FIRST 48

  47. rcali says: Jun 27, 2013 11:59 AM

    Nice tatoo’s.

    What does Tebow think?

  48. bryans49ers says: Jun 27, 2013 12:00 PM

    L

    LOL!!!!

  49. bnwillard says: Jun 27, 2013 12:02 PM

    No professional athlete will ever get away with murder nowadays. They are on their cellphones calling and texting 24/7. I’m kinda surprised Hernandez didn’t take a selfie posing with the Victim’s body.

  50. relggigeht says: Jun 27, 2013 12:02 PM

    “When I see this guy The Doors Riders on the Storm starts playing in my head.”

    I hear The Doors, too. Only, I hear, “The End”:)

  51. chawkup says: Jun 27, 2013 12:03 PM

    They should let him out on bail but require that he stay in his home and that he stream his surveillance system live over the Internet 24/7. Then we could all continue not to do our jobs as we watch him all day and all night. Then we’d lose our jobs. Then we’d likely become criminals. Then we’d end up next to AH in the pokey. The end.

  52. lawyermalloy says: Jun 27, 2013 12:03 PM

    PFT seems to be focused on the “flight risk” component of whether bail is appropriate in this case. The second, and most important, is whether he is a “danger to the community”if released.
    With the way this murder was committed,execution style, coupled with a shooting he is alleged to have been involved with another friend, and his distraction of evidence in addition to the new allegation that he may have been involved in yet another multiple murder in 2012, you have to believe that the defense will have a difficult time convincing a judge that he is not a danger to the community.

  53. joteri says: Jun 27, 2013 12:05 PM

    Members of the Latin Kings are not granted bail.

  54. harrisonhits2 says: Jun 27, 2013 12:18 PM

    Its not flight I’m worried about. Its about him doing a murder suicide and killing his girlfriend and little girl before offing himself.

  55. mvp43 says: Jun 27, 2013 12:20 PM

    If the judge grants bail, there’s something horribly wrong with our system. A guy like Hernadez will run, and mow down everyone in his way.

  56. azarkhan says: Jun 27, 2013 12:25 PM

    What’s the over/under on the judge bursting out in laughter?

  57. mungman69 says: Jun 27, 2013 12:31 PM

    When the Musics Over.

  58. eatitfanboy says: Jun 27, 2013 12:35 PM

    joteri says:
    Jun 27, 2013 12:05 PM
    Members of the Latin Kings are not granted bail.

    Having a hard time buying the Kings connection. This murder was strictly amateur hour, doesn’t look like LK work to me.

  59. jacunn2000 says: Jun 27, 2013 12:36 PM

    Put him in Gitmo.

  60. tapasia says: Jun 27, 2013 12:38 PM

    Talk about resetting the “Days without Arrest Meter”

  61. tapasia says: Jun 27, 2013 12:39 PM

    Have Dog and Beth on speed dial. Let him out on bail. Get the film crew ready for an instant classic of Dog praying, cussing, tazing, and then giving Aaron a smoke as he takes him back to jail.

  62. jayniner says: Jun 27, 2013 12:39 PM

    I’m guessing if he’s bailed, he heads up to Canada, grabs a plane to Ecuador, and is chilling on the beach drinking a Pina Colada next to Julian Assange by this time next week….

  63. poridge1214 says: Jun 27, 2013 12:40 PM

    Let’s also take into account that while still free, before being arrested, Hernandez took steps to destroy evidence and told witnesses to stop talking to police. If released on bail, he poses a direct threat to this investigation, even if he isn’t the actual shooter. Keep him locked up.

  64. irishking says: Jun 27, 2013 12:49 PM

    How things were allowed to spin out of control for Hernandez for a long period of time is beyond me. His GAF score has to be way low, like well under 30.

  65. jeagan1999 says: Jun 27, 2013 12:49 PM

    So what we have here is a guy that’s been charged in one murder, is being investigated in two more murders, and is being sued by another man who claims he shot him in the face…. Sure, let him out on bail… what could possibly go wrong?

  66. len462 says: Jun 27, 2013 12:54 PM

    This may sound cold, but I almost hope they let him out on bail and he goes home and shoots himself. There is no use on this earth for human beings like him.

  67. weepingjebus says: Jun 27, 2013 12:57 PM

    Apparently the shooting itself was actually captured by surveillance cameras. Lloyd tries to get out of the car, is shot once and knocked to the ground, and then while he’s still alive he’s shot 4 more times.

    He’s not getting bail.

  68. richkotitte says: Jun 27, 2013 1:00 PM

    The police and FBI are now searching for bodies of anyone NOT killed by Hernandez, and the search is coming up empty.

  69. richkotitte says: Jun 27, 2013 1:02 PM

    @ irishking says:
    Jun 27, 2013 12:49 PM
    How things were allowed to spin out of control for Hernandez for a long period of time is beyond me. His GAF score has to be way low, like well under 30.

    ——-

    GAF score? Glock A Friend?

  70. falcons94 says: Jun 27, 2013 1:07 PM

    I don’t know about you guys, but after I signed my 40 million dollar contract I was way more chill.

  71. hidden202 says: Jun 27, 2013 1:08 PM

    There’s one big detail that’s been left out of all of this…

    The last guy to tackle Hernandez was Bernard Pollard. The Patriots killer legend continues.

  72. irishgiant says: Jun 27, 2013 1:10 PM

    He should 100% be denied bail. Only 20% Americans have a passport, clearly with playing in England early in his career with the patriots he is a flight risk. Lock him up and throw away the key.
    Cannot believe the potential he has wasted, for what a killing in cold blood. I am all for innocent until proven guilty but he even destroyed evidence after the crime took place. Hope his daughter has a photo of him..won’t be seeing him for some time

  73. myspaceyourface says: Jun 27, 2013 1:11 PM

    It starting sound like Lloyd and Hernandez argued and Lloyd threatened to talk about the 2012 killings.

    dum dum dum

    We have motive.

  74. volusiagirl says: Jun 27, 2013 1:12 PM

    The police better start checking the PATS facility and the drive to gas station!

    I’m quite sure the facility has a LOT good places to hide a gun…..I’m just saying.

  75. camdenyard says: Jun 27, 2013 1:17 PM

    How many guys charged with first degree murder get bail?

  76. shlort says: Jun 27, 2013 1:22 PM

    Hernandez needs to stay locked up until he is brought to trial, found guilty and sentenced to life without parole. There is no way he should be let out on the streets. He’ll probably go kill some people he think snitched on him. He sounds like that dumb of a guy.

    Listening to the prosecutor talk about the evidence, all I could think was “Is Hernandez that stupid?”. Apparently he is. He left a trail of evidence the likes of which I have never heard of. He may as well have video taped himself doing the shooting and posted it on youtube. And he kills Floyd for what? Talking smack about him or something equally as stupid? Used to be a punch in the face solved problems.

  77. thejuddstir says: Jun 27, 2013 1:22 PM

    Idiot posters. You have $8Million dollars, you’re facing life in prison and a foolish judge grants you bail……what would you do? Don’t be stupid, of course you would try to flee.
    It torques me that when a celeb wants to stall a legal matter/lawsuit, their attorneys can do it for years and years but when they don’t like a ruling like no bail, they can get back in court in less than 24 hrs to appeal it. More important than the chance of Hernandez fleeing, the dude is a walking time bomb who’s allegiance to his gangsta friends is more threatening. He seems to have a very low anger management threshold and prefers to simply oft those who he dislikes for whatever reason.

  78. zeeman911 says: Jun 27, 2013 1:22 PM

    Please set bail, we need this fool to run and finish the story with a shoot out or escape to Mexico. Think of the movie they can make about this one day…

  79. annes22 says: Jun 27, 2013 1:30 PM

    Just leave him where he is, he is being investigated for 2 other murders now. He doesn’t need to be out there anymore. He’s tied to some bad people. No bail lock him back up, at least he can’t do anymore damage.

  80. duffelbagsports says: Jun 27, 2013 1:53 PM

    Bail has nothing to do with guilt or innocence it has only to do with assuring the defendant shows up at trial. Aaron did not attempt to flee during the course of the investigation, does not have any previous defaults, and has ties to the community. Bail should and probably will be granted. And yes I am a lawyer in Massachusetts.

  81. tapasia says: Jun 27, 2013 1:54 PM

    Let him out on bail, have Gronk gas up the white Bronco.

  82. catfish252 says: Jun 27, 2013 1:54 PM

    Please do not let this guy out of jail. With all the new developments that are surfacing it seems that we are a much safer society without him roaming the streets.

  83. andrewluckinc says: Jun 27, 2013 2:27 PM

    **Bail: (AT&T Commercial) “We were looking for infinity PLUS infinity”.

  84. clebrowntown says: Jun 27, 2013 2:39 PM

    DENIED!!!

  85. clebrowntown says: Jun 27, 2013 2:39 PM

    The Commonwealth got it right.

  86. catfish252 says: Jun 27, 2013 2:40 PM

    Denied!!!!!!!!!!!!

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