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Trial date set in Odin Lloyd murder case

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Nearly one year to the day after someone shot and killed Odin Lloyd, a judge set a trial date in the case against Lloyd’s accused killer.

Buried at the bottom of an Associated Press story regarding Monday’s hearing in the Aaron Hernandez case comes perhaps the biggest, and most awaited, news of all:  The trial will start October 6.

The trial date is tentative, as all trial dates are.  But in a case where there hadn’t even been a tentative trial date in the months since Hernandez was first arrested, having a tentative trial date represents real progress.

Monday’s hearing also included an attack by Hernandez’s lawyers on the quality of the evidence against him in the Lloyd murder, through a formal motion to dismiss the charges.

“You can’t throw a bunch of stuff at the wall. That’s not probable cause,” attorney James Sultan said in court.

Sultan conceded that the prosecution has sufficient evidence to prove that Hernandez was with Lloyd the night Lloyd was killed, but that there’s no evidence beyond that to prove Hernandez killed Lloyd.

In response, the prosecution explained, among other things, that Lloyd’s body was found roughly 1,000 yards from Hernandez’s home in a town where Hernandez was the only person Lloyd knew.

The judge didn’t rule on the motion to dismiss the case against Hernandez.  It would be a surprise if the case doesn’t go to trial.

Hernandez also on Monday pleaded not guilty to charges that he attacked a handcuffed inmate earlier this year and that he threatened to kill a guard.  No trial date has been set in that case, or in the case claiming Hernandez killed Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado in July 2012.

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9 Responses to “Trial date set in Odin Lloyd murder case”
  1. touchdownroddywhite says: Jun 17, 2014 8:03 AM

    There’s no way they can dismiss this case. America would go craaaaazy.

  2. fairlybalanced1 says: Jun 17, 2014 8:33 AM

    Unfortunately for 81 he has a 3 game series to play. He may get lucky this time around, but the next trial seems like he better take a plea or he is going to take a beating.

  3. 700levelvet says: Jun 17, 2014 8:34 AM

    Urban sends his prayers to a fine young man…

  4. h3min1230 says: Jun 17, 2014 10:00 AM

    Mommy, I’m scared.

  5. thingamajig says: Jun 17, 2014 12:18 PM

    Hernandez also on Monday pleaded not guilty to charges that he attacked a handcuffed inmate earlier this year and that he threatened to kill a guard.

    You go to trial for attacking a fellow prisoner?
    I thought the prison itself handled that kind of stuff.

  6. tedmurph says: Jun 17, 2014 1:00 PM

    Surprised their gonna try this one 1rst. They seem to have a better case in the double murder that happened previously.

  7. fumblenuts says: Jun 17, 2014 1:48 PM

    “Lloyd’s body was found roughly 1,000 yards from Hernandez’s home in a town where Hernandez was the only person Lloyd knew.”

    BINGO!

  8. sparky151 says: Jun 17, 2014 4:11 PM

    The case against Hernandez for murdering Lloyd is pretty weak, with no murder weapon or witness testimony. The state has a strong case on the weapons charges against Hernandez and perhaps for the double murders from previously.

    The fact Lloyd’s body was found in the town where Hernandez lives isn’t probative of anything and the prosecution can’t prove that Lloyd didn’t know any of the other residents of the town. A thousand yards is more than half a mile and at least hundreds, perhaps thousands of people live in that radius. That’s pretty much the opposite of proof beyond a reasonable doubt.

  9. mzew233 says: Jun 17, 2014 4:43 PM

    Get your popcorn ready. I can’t wait to see him walk and do less time than someone with more than 2 Grams of coke. The American justice system is a complete atrocity.
    I think its obvious he was involved but why not just expose the horrible nature of the system while your at it.

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