The former Patriots’ tight end was denied bail Thursday, after being charged with first degree murder on Wednesday. Prosecutors say the pro-athlete orchestrated the execution of his friend Odin Lloyd. And now there’s suggestion the motive may have been Lloyd’s knowledge of previous killings Hernandez was behind. The Boston Globe is reporting that an unsolved double homicide in 2012 is now also part of this investigation.
All the while, another man has been taken into custody. Carlos Ortez also appeared in court Thursday as well.
But as for Hernandez, prosecutors say home surveillance shows him with a gun, texts and cell records place him with the victim, a shell casing in his car matches the ones at the crime scene and video from that industrial park shows an Altima like his pull in, and pull out.
It will be a tough fight for the ex-Patriot. Ironically, his last contract was worth some $40 million. But if these allegations are true, he’s been tragically poor all along.