Hernandez denied bail
Former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been denied bail for a second time in as many days, despite his attorney’s arguments that Hernandez is a homeowner and a solid member of the community.
Hernandez attorney Jamie Sultan claimed his client is not a flight risk because he has a fiancee and a baby to care for. He asked for high cash bail, GPS monitoring and house arrest.
But Bristol County Assistant District Attorney Bill McCauley argued that Hernandez has the means and motivation to flee and that he intentionally interfered with the investigation before he was arrested.
Superior Court Judge Renee Dupuis cited the “very, very strong” circumstantial evidence in 23-year-old’s murder case for her denial of the appeal. The ruling means Hernandez will remain in jail until his trial.
Hernandez was charged with murder in the first degree Wednesday in the death of 27-year-old semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd of Dorchester.