Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was charged with murder Wednesday in the death of Odin Lloyd, a 27-year-old acquaintance whose bullet-riddled body was found less than a mile from the football player’s home in North Attleborough, Mass.
Hernandez also faces five gun-related charges.
He entered a plea of not guilty to all the charges.
Arrested at his home Wednesday morning and subsequently released by the Patriots, Hernandez was arraigned in an Attleborough courtroom Wednesday afternoon.
Authorities conducted multiple searches of the home, including the use of police dogs, emerging with at least 10 paper bags of potential evidence. Police also searched a pond near the home but reportedly found no evidence.
Hernandez was arrested at his home Wednesday morning, met at the front door by several Attleborough and state police officers. He reportedly was shirtless when he answered the door but was led out to a police cruiser with a white T-shirt pulled over his shoulders and torso, with his arms underneath the shirt and hands cuffed behind his back.