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Judge rejects Hernandez motion to dismiss Odin Lloyd murder charges

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Behind bars for more than a year as he awaits trial for the murder of Odin Lloyd, Hernandez will remain in jail a little longer. Or a lot longer.

According to the Associated Press, Judge Susan Garsh has denied a motion to dismiss the charge.

She concluded that probable cause exists based on the evidence to believe that Hernandez killed Lloyd, and that circumstantial evidence is sufficient to convict Hernandez. The case against the former Patriots tight end lacks a murder weapon, and there is no reliable, first-person evidence of Hernandez pulling the trigger or even being present when the trigger was pulled.

The motion also attacked lack of evidence of a clear motive, but the judge ruled that evidence of motive isn’t need to prove that Hernandez committed the murder.

Even if the charge had been dismissed, Hernandez would have remained in jail pending trial for the July 2012 murders of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado.

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23 Responses to “Judge rejects Hernandez motion to dismiss Odin Lloyd murder charges”
  1. sb44champs says: Jul 25, 2014 10:48 AM

    Lawyers always trying to pull a fast one..

  2. drfeelyouup says: Jul 25, 2014 10:49 AM

    Love that psycho picture. Dude looks like a stone cold killer.

  3. leatherhelmets says: Jul 25, 2014 10:51 AM

    So, what are some of Aaron’s goals at this point.
    Throw out murdering one guy because you did not have a reason to kill him? Then prove that the other two guys killed each other? Then get out of jail and resume his life. Screeech! Aaron you are never getting out of jail fool.

    You are done.

  4. thepftpoet says: Jul 25, 2014 10:53 AM

    This is another key example of a typical preliminary hearing.

    It’s not very hard to show probable cause about any committed crime.

    It’s pretty much a waste of the courts time.

  5. brandonj21 says: Jul 25, 2014 10:57 AM

    2014 NFL Scumbags :

    6. Greg Hardy
    5. Justin Blackmon
    4. Josh Gordon
    3. Mike Goodson
    2. Ray Rice
    1. Aaron Hernandez

  6. upperdecker19 says: Jul 25, 2014 11:03 AM

    We disagree with the judge’s ruling wholeheartedly!

    Regards,
    The O.J. jury

  7. bradygirl12 says: Jul 25, 2014 11:08 AM

    It amazes me that every time he has made a court appearance,he looks like he doesn’t have a care in the world. Prison needs to be this psycho’s permanent home.

  8. losingisnotanoption says: Jul 25, 2014 11:22 AM

    This is what Hernandez is paying his lawyers for.

    His gang of lawyers just pokes and picks at everything hoping that eventually, one or more of their seemingly wasteful requests actually gets accepted.

    How else do you think guys like Hernandez get found not guilty in these types of cases?

    We all know he did it, but it still has to be rightfully proven in a court of law and you just never know what the jury will think and do.

  9. bspurloc says: Jul 25, 2014 11:27 AM

    ..
    no murder weapon.
    no witness.

    doesnt sound like a solid case.
    but that pic of him right there definitely says he did it.

    adjusts my arm chair
    ..

  10. daaabears says: Jul 25, 2014 11:31 AM

    Sit back and relax…’cause you ain’t goin’ nowhere.

  11. eaglesnoles05 says: Jul 25, 2014 11:34 AM

    Hernandez Counsel: If if please the court, your honor, any chance we can forget about one of these murder charges against my client?

    Judge: No.

    Hernandez: Good call, just checkin’, you know?

    Jugde: Yeah, got it. No.

  12. granadafan says: Jul 25, 2014 11:36 AM

    Hernandez is going broke fast paying for all the lawyer fees. It sounds like the lawyers are throwing a hail mary in a ridiculous and desperate attempt to get the case dismissed because they (lawyers and Hernandez) know he won’t be able to pay them much longer.

    He’ll have to get a public defender in the not too near future, and those high priced lawyers he hired will be long gone when the retainer runs out.

  13. harrisonhits2 says: Jul 25, 2014 12:19 PM

    There’s a lot of difference between finding probable cause to send him to trial and proving it to get a conviction in court. All it will take is one juror who doesn’t like the fact they have no murder weapon and no witness no matter how well the circumstantial evidence stacks up.

    He could easily walk on this charge. And no, I’m not saying he’s innocent all I’m saying is it takes only 1 juror to disagree and no conviction.

  14. fleaman1381 says: Jul 25, 2014 12:34 PM

    I personally think he is guilty of all three murders… but it will not surprise me at all if he walks.

  15. kenstabler says: Jul 25, 2014 12:41 PM

    How do you find an impartial jury in the new media age? How is over one year speedy? Who is the witness against him?

    This has OJ2 the sequel written all over it.

    In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defense.

  16. kingokra says: Jul 25, 2014 12:50 PM

    C’mon, it’s just one little murder. You got me on the other two, right. How about we just let bygones be bygones and we just forget all about little Odin. No sense in spending time arguing about “who murdered who” and blah blah blah. I played for the Patriots…can Goddell do anything for me?

  17. trebla72 says: Jul 25, 2014 1:08 PM

    They may not get him for the Lloyd murder and they may not need to. It’s the OTHER murders that they are also building cases on and those may be stronger. He’s going to spend the rest of his life in jail. As the Chappelle show used to say, “When Keeping It Real Goes Wrong” What an idiot.

  18. harvestern says: Jul 25, 2014 1:30 PM

    The Delays have been accepted and in some cases requested by the defense, so there is really no issue there. I feel like Law And Order ruined the criminal justice system. You don’t necessarily need a murder weapon or especially a witness to go beyond reasonable doubt, if that was the case our prisons would be empty.

  19. surfinbird1 says: Jul 25, 2014 1:45 PM

    Aaron tryin to impress the judge with his best “Mr. Rodgers” look.

  20. whenwilliteverend says: Jul 25, 2014 2:25 PM

    From everything I’ve heard, they have someone with detailed knowledge of the other two murders so even if he gets off on the Olin Lloyd murder he is probably in big trouble for the other one. Even if somehow he is cleared in both cases he’ll have been out of football for three or four years and I wouldn’t be surprised that as soon as the gavel sounded the Ravens would be waiting outside the courtyard to offer him a contract. Then he could still hang out with the same caliber of people only without the prison bars.

    Oh, and the murder charges may be shaky but those gun charges in the Odin Lloyd case are going to be hard to avoid so more than likely he’ll have to do some time but for as long as he’s been behind bars it may only be time served.

  21. xmen1906 says: Jul 25, 2014 3:05 PM

    “You don’t necessarily need a murder weapon or especially a witness to go beyond reasonable doubt, if that was the case our prisons would be empty”

    I remember reading about a case in Galveston, TX where a guy was convicted of murder without them ever finding the body.

  22. j0esixpack says: Jul 25, 2014 3:21 PM

    Even if the judge let Hernandez out, he wouldn’t be off the hook

    Given the 2 game suspension Goodell gave Ray Rice I think we can say for sure Hernandez would be looking at 4 games for murder.

  23. patshatersarelosers says: Jul 26, 2014 6:36 AM

    brandonj21 says:Jul 25, 2014 10:57 AM

    2014 NFL Scumbags :

    6. Greg Hardy
    5. Justin Blackmon
    4. Josh Gordon
    3. Mike Goodson
    2. Ray Rice
    1. Aaron Hernandez

    hmmm…so you don’t know Hernandez is NOT in the NFL? Hasn’t been for well over a year. Oh, this is your Top 5. Nevermind.

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