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Hernandez pleads not guilty to new murder charges

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To no surprise, former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to charges that he murdered Safiro Furtado and Daniel de Abreu in July 2012.  Hernandez also pleaded not guilty to the other charges emerging from an incident allegedly sparked by an altercation at a Boston nightclub.

The hearing included an explanation from prosecutors that the murders were the culmination of a chain of events that began when one of the two men accidentally bumped into Hernandez, causing him to spill a drink.

Prosecutors explained in court that Hernandez believed de Abreu deliberately bumped into Hernandez.  He allegedly tracked down de Abreu, opening fire on the SUV in which de Abreu and Furtado were riding.

The defense objected to the details shared by prosecutors in court, contending that those allegation will unfairly prejudice Hernandez.  Magistrate Gary D. Wilson responded with a forceful, matter-of-fact explanation that it’s standard practice for the Commonwealth’s representatives to share with the court some of the facts of the case, adding that the arraignment was ultimately no different than the 1,900 other capital-murder arraignments over which Wilson has presided since 1983.

Hernandez will return to court of June 24 for a scheduling hearing.  It’s possible but not likely that a trial date will be set at that time.

Charged with the murder of Odin Lloyd, Hernandez has been held without bail since being arrested in June 2013.

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  1. patriotsdefense says: May 28, 2014 3:00 PM

    Dexter Hernandez

  2. thegreatgabbert says: May 28, 2014 3:01 PM

    See, he didn’t do it.

  3. sGoDonkos says: May 28, 2014 3:01 PM

    he probably believes he’s innocent too is the scary part

  4. reporterofthetruth says: May 28, 2014 3:02 PM

    I didn’t mean it.
    AH

  5. packfaninthehook says: May 28, 2014 3:04 PM

    What an absolute psycho.

  6. greenbaydean says: May 28, 2014 3:08 PM

    Willing to bet when its all said and done we’ll find out Hernandez is a serial killer and has been involved in many other killings over the last 10 years

  7. captainwisdom8888 says: May 28, 2014 3:08 PM

    I find it hard to believe someone could be so ruthlessly willing to murder someone over something as insignificant as a spilled drink, but when you’re strung out on angel-dust than it starts to make a whole lot more sense.

    Enjoy that cage Aaron, while the rest of us watch you grow old in it.

  8. nflofficeadmin says: May 28, 2014 3:09 PM

    It’s called piling on. Get home soon buddy.

  9. herman23934 says: May 28, 2014 3:13 PM

    Wow 1900 murder arraignments for one man.

  10. lefflerman says: May 28, 2014 3:15 PM

    I accidently spilled a drink on a guy once. He called me an a**hole, I apologized and purchased him a beer and all was forgiven. Geez I never thought I could have been shot over it.

  11. grabgrabgrab says: May 28, 2014 3:25 PM

    Ahem. Liar liar pants on fire.

  12. bucrightoff says: May 28, 2014 3:28 PM

    When keeping it real goes wrong…

  13. Nofoolnodrool says: May 28, 2014 3:29 PM

    I guess this bum puts Otis Elevator Rice’s transgressions in a different light. Nah, their both bums.

  14. phelbin says: May 28, 2014 3:33 PM

    Well yeah…I mean who wouldn’t shoot two guys because one of them may or may not have intentionally bumped into you. Totally justified.

    I for one feel safer knowing this lunatic is off the streets.

  15. alshonbrandontandem says: May 28, 2014 3:36 PM

    I should be dead 10 times over now for all the times I accidently bumped into someone at a crowded club/bar. You’re a class act there Hernandez.

  16. goodellisruiningtheleague says: May 28, 2014 3:37 PM

    He should get Ray Lewis’ attorney

  17. swortybounce says: May 28, 2014 3:40 PM

    Well, prosecution had a gem in the bag. Before today I thought there was a chance he could be a free man again. Hopefully, Mr. Hernandez’s stomach has built up a tolerance for prison food because that will be his diet for life.

  18. steelerben says: May 28, 2014 3:40 PM

    It is never a good sign when the judge slaps your legal team down in the arraignment.

  19. bigsowce604 says: May 28, 2014 3:41 PM

    Somewhere Urban Myer is laughing.

  20. dsimp724 says: May 28, 2014 3:42 PM

    No use crying over spilled scotch

  21. mvp43 says: May 28, 2014 3:43 PM

    Up until these last two murder charges came about I was convinced that he believed that he was going to walk. Without the murder weapon, his defense team may be able to cast enough doubt. But now with these two new charges, the door is closing. First off, he does have a lot of money, but that will run out real quick. Second, all these people that he’s (allegedly) paying off to silence may now be more willing to cooperate knowing that he’ll probaly be locked up for life.

    And……. I have the feeling that he’ll be tied to even more unsolved murders.

  22. lukedunphysscienceproject says: May 28, 2014 3:47 PM

    Not Guilty, your Honor. Ha ha ha ha ha.

    No, seriously. I mean, I killed them. I just don’t feel guilty about it.

  23. youpeopleareallthesame says: May 28, 2014 3:50 PM

    This guy makes phychos look good…

  24. pleazenufalready says: May 28, 2014 3:51 PM

    Three cheers for the judge! ….he’s setting the tone immediately and it looks like Hernandez’s high-priced lawyers won’t intimidate him or be allowed to control the proceedings.

  25. keltictim says: May 28, 2014 4:20 PM

    The only thing I object to, and this site is NOT guilty of it, is all the Boston area newspapers are portraying these guys as angels. The one guy went out of his way to pick a fight with AH, it should not have ended the way it did, but in this day and age it’s more likely than not to end that way. He shares done culpability for trying to start a fight, little did he know he was starting a fight with a future serial killer. When your out drinking, having a good time, don’t start a fight, it could end up pretty crappy for yourself.

  26. nfloracle says: May 28, 2014 4:29 PM

    Man, if any of the commenters here so quick to condemn Hernandez are ever arrested, I hope the people they know let the court system come to the guilty or innocent conclusions by looking at all the evidence and letting both sides present both cases. The prison are full of people who have later been released when it was revealed that prosecutors and cops lied and falsified evidence. I’m not saying Hernandez is innocent. I’m saying let the dude have his day in court. That’s the way American justice is supposed to work.

  27. patssox says: May 28, 2014 4:40 PM

    Awful human being.

  28. davikes says: May 28, 2014 4:41 PM

    Well, they deserved it, so I’m not guilty.

    How do people get to be that way?

  29. conormacleod says: May 28, 2014 4:47 PM

    I’m more surprised that a few people here still believe he’s not guilty.

  30. whatnojets says: May 28, 2014 4:48 PM

    Shacked, backed and ready to be served to the general prison population.

    Ten years from now this will become a Hollywood blockbuster movie!

  31. razzlejag says: May 28, 2014 5:08 PM

    Put him and Jared Remy in the same cell. Jared just got life without parole so he needs a friend.

  32. braddavery says: May 28, 2014 5:09 PM

    He says he’s not guilty? Well… I’m convinced. FREE HERNANDEZ!!!

  33. seatownballers says: May 28, 2014 5:12 PM

    Over bumping into him?

  34. brassknuckles47 says: May 28, 2014 5:13 PM

    Ask if you can try on the glove.
    OJ

  35. leatherhelmets says: May 28, 2014 5:14 PM

    This is the look where the cat tries to eat the canary, and fails. Then the cat realizes that the owner of the canary loves that canary more than the cat, and is extremely angry with the cat for trying to eat it.

  36. bobnelsonjr says: May 28, 2014 5:29 PM

    In Massachusetts, he can always get a prison furlough like Willie Horton.

  37. thelastpieceofcheese says: May 28, 2014 5:30 PM

    kangaroo court

  38. xpensivewinos says: May 28, 2014 5:40 PM

    Can’t wait to see what Mike Pouncey is wearing tomorrow…..

  39. reptar24 says: May 28, 2014 5:43 PM

    “When keepin it real goes wrong”

  40. vaughnjoe says: May 28, 2014 5:44 PM

    Be careful who youre bumping into.

  41. politicallyincorrect says: May 28, 2014 5:55 PM

    wish the Pounceys would be linked.. nice to take out more trash in one trip….

    seriously do not think this “thing” is worth supporting in prison…. Pats should have to pay unless prison justice can be dealt out

  42. dalvar1001 says: May 28, 2014 5:57 PM

    Bail.

  43. beachsidejames says: May 28, 2014 6:04 PM

    I’d like to know what was in that drink. That should become the hottest drink to order in all the boston bars. I’ll have two Hernandez on ice..and be careful not to spill them anybody.

  44. hurricanes88 says: May 28, 2014 6:16 PM

    “You done MESSED UP A-A-Ron!!!”

  45. danmarinos1stlovechild says: May 28, 2014 6:34 PM

    The Patriot way is strong with this one. Remind me again how many SBs have the Patriots won without cheating?!?!?

  46. beachsidejames says: May 28, 2014 6:38 PM

    Any other Patriot players get anything spilled on them today? Just checking …

  47. iangas33 says: May 28, 2014 6:51 PM

    THAT’LL BE THE LAST PARTY FOUL YOU EVER COMMIT

  48. beachsidejames says: May 28, 2014 6:52 PM

    The nite in question Mr Hernandez football instinct was to manage the clock . Bullying just seemed to be too time consuming where as shooting these two was a much more efficient way to deal with these guys.

  49. imnotsorryisaidthat says: May 28, 2014 7:05 PM

    imagine how pissed off he must have been every time he got hit on sunday

  50. johnheisman says: May 28, 2014 7:06 PM

    Hernandez kills two complete strangers that are no threat to him in any way and a year later he kills Odin Lloyd because he talked about it to others. Warden, I want a new cell mate.

  51. bigbenh8tr says: May 28, 2014 7:19 PM

    Jeez. I guess you never know what people are like off the field. I’m almost scared to continue going out to clubs in DC now. Jordan Reed went to University of Florida as well right?

  52. boltjolt says: May 28, 2014 7:21 PM

    Dude, you made me soul my drink. I shall KILL you…. and your friend because I am big around here. Nobody bumps into me and gets away with it.

  53. jacobk621 says: May 28, 2014 7:25 PM

    He will never see the light of day as a free man ,,, guaranteed !! For what , a spilled drink here ,, a diss ,, etc ,, senseless just senseless !!

  54. realitycheckbaby says: May 28, 2014 8:33 PM

    It’s not fair judge, the prosecutor wasn’t specific enough about which double homicide and I’m getting them all mixed up.

  55. campcouch says: May 28, 2014 9:04 PM

    what else would he say? “Oh,I didn’t kill the first guy,but the other two,yeah.”

  56. aplusvision says: May 28, 2014 9:10 PM

    Yea really – LOL We may never know….

  57. uglydingo says: May 28, 2014 9:14 PM

    Aaron was a former roommate of Tim Tebow. Urban thought that Tim would be a good influence. Tebow even got Hernandez to catch the ball on his Pro Day to make a good impression. There’s a great story of the different paths that those guys took, someone will probably make a film of it.

  58. aplusvision says: May 28, 2014 9:14 PM

    R U 4 real, give me a break. I’m speechless – if it was your brother who bumped into this animal, would you still be saying give him day in court. Where do you live – Mayberry??

  59. aplusvision says: May 28, 2014 9:29 PM

    Hernandez has more money than 99% of the people in Mass. Shouldn’t he have to pay room and board while living where he is. Why should descent hard working people have to pay his rent, food, medical and dental. He currently is actually still being paid his guaranteed contract by the Pats. This is what’s wrong with our country! Wake up people!!! I figure he should at a minimum be be paying about 5K / a month. The actual cost to Mass tax payer5s is much higher. At the same time the elderly are getting the great benefit of Meals on Wheels! If he is convicted, which should, and I say that with hope in my heart, he should have to surrender every single penny he has! I mean how much could commissary cost him?

  60. mythaimyke says: May 28, 2014 9:33 PM

    Death penalty for the dirt bag!

  61. rams1999 says: May 28, 2014 11:24 PM

    This guy is an embarrassment to the Latin last one. So are ALL so called gangbangers who are scum of earth. No shame pleading not guilty. Just being selfish and not owning up to murder. Murder. What kinda idiot has millions and kills in such a “catch me” way. I don’t get how a person who was intelligent enough to get to college yet he’s also a stupid moron on other common sense subjects. Can’t wait till he arrives in prison. He’s gonna have to join aprison gang thats for sure. He’ll kill again in prison. He says he a (excuse me as I laugh) crip. So prisoners will take issue with him.

  62. jefbob says: May 29, 2014 12:09 AM

    Since this has started last summer, I’ve been curious….does a murder suspect’s lawyer know if he is actually guilty?

  63. commonsensedude says: May 29, 2014 12:29 AM

    Be honest. If you were in prison and had to choose between Charles Manson and Aaron Hernandez as your cell mate … given what we know now, wouldn’t it be a tough decision?

  64. fishyinalittledishy says: May 29, 2014 2:15 AM

    Cant believe he murdered somebody over a spilled drink surely there must be a better reason.

  65. pacificnw7722 says: May 29, 2014 2:47 AM

    This dude will spend the rest of his pathetic life in prison……….

  66. seabreezes51 says: May 29, 2014 5:53 AM

    Wes Welker has to be having nightmares about this guy

  67. politicallyincorrect says: May 29, 2014 8:14 AM

    but Goodell tells us that Kraft and Pats are a classy organization…

    Putin agrees as well

    LOL at this classless “we was duped” crew of cheaters

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