Aaron Hernandez arraignment set for next week

New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is arraigned on charges of murder and weapons violations in Attleborough, Massachusetts, after being arrested, June 26, 2013. REUTERS/Mike George/Pool
Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez faces murder charges in the killing of a friend. Credit: Reuters

Former New England Patriot star Aaron Hernandez will yet again be in court next week for his arraignment on a murder indictment. 

Hernandez will appear in Fall River Superior Court on Sept. 6 after a grand jury indicted him last week, according to the Bristol district attorney’s office.

Hernandez, 23, was charged in June with the murder of Odin Lloyd, a semi-pro football player who was found shot to death in an industrial area near Hernandez’s home in North Attleborough. Lloyd was also dating the sister of Hernandez’s fiancee.

A grand jury indicted Hernandez last week on charges of murder, carrying an illegal firearm, illegal possession of a rifle, illegal possession of a large capacity feeding device and two counts of possession of ammunition without an identification card. He had previously been charged in a criminal complaint and was arrested in June.

He pleaded not guilty when he was first charged. The Patriots released Hernandez after his arrest.

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