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(NECN: Eileen Curran, Fall River, Mass.) - We're continuing to follow the Aaron Hernandez murder case. The former Patriots tight end will remain in custody for the foreseeable future. A judge denied Hernandez bail once again on Thursday.
On Wednesday, he was charged in the murder of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd, whose body was found near Hernandez's home in North Attleboro, Mass. last Monday.
A Bristol, Conn. man, Carlos Ortiz, has been also arrested in connection with the murder investigation.
Authorities are now investigating whether Hernandez was involved in the killings of two men last year. Daniel Abreu and Safiro Furtado were shot and killed in Boston's south end neighborhood.
At Thursday’s bail hearing, there was a large crowd that gathered outside the Fall River court house. As the vehicle transporting Hernandez back to jail passed them by, they chanted and cheered. Most comments seemed to be in support of Hernandez. They also chanted when Hernandez’s fiancée came out of the court house.
You could hear the crowd saying “innocent” and “don’t worry about it.”
Shayanna Jenkins left the courtroom in tears after Hernandez was denied bail by the judge. She did not speak about the ruling but his lawyers and the district attorney did.
“It’s a shame that he’s not available to assist in his defense. Beyond that, we cannot comment on the case. We feel very bad for Aaron’s fiancée who is deprived of her husband and the father of her baby,” said defense attorney Michael Fee.
“Four new pieces of evidence mentioned by my first assistant Bill McCauley, four, and they were clearly relevant to this proceeding and relevant to this case so that demonstrates the progressing, active, fluid nature of this investigation,” said Bristol County District Attorney Sam Sutter.
Those four new pieces of evidence were: three boxes of .45 caliber ammunition, rifle ammunition, a .45 caliber clip and a picture of Hernandez with a glock .45. We don’t know the date of that picture or when or where it was taken. But they say this is all new evidence in the case.