Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to murder in the death of Odin Lloyd, a 27-year-old Boston semi-professional football player. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill) Connecticut State Police Dive Team search Pine Lake in Bristol, Conn., the hometown of the former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez, Monday, July 29, 2013. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to murder in the death of Odin Lloyd, a 27-year-old Boston semi-professional football player. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill) Connecticut State Police Dive Team search Pine Lake in Bristol, Conn., the hometown of the former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez, Monday, July 29, 2013. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to murder in the death of Odin Lloyd, a 27-year-old Boston semi-professional football player. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill) A metal detector is seen in an area where Connecticut State Police Dive Team are searching on Pine Lake in Bristol, Conn., the hometown of the former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez, Monday, July 29, 2013.

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The indictment circumvented the need for the scheduled probable cause hearing that was originally scheduled for Thursday afternoon. Upon reviewing the case, a grand jury determined that prosecutors had enough evidence to constitute probable cause, or that the charges are reasonable based on the facts presented. The case against Hernandez is now one step closer to trial. Hernandez investigation turns to finacee’s actions The judge scheduled a hearing for next Friday to deal with two outstanding defense motions. The next step in Hernandez’s case is his arraignment, during which he’ll be informed of the crimes he is charged with. He also will have the opportunity to enter a formal plea with the court.

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Michael Fee, another Hernandez attorney, said when asked about his client’s state of mind, “He’s doing as good as you could expect, bearing up under the pressure. He understands what’s in front of him and he’s committed to clearing his name.” Fee added: “Only a jury will have a say in this case, and a jury will have to find beyond a reasonable doubt that the Commonwealth has carried its burden. We believe the burden has not been carried.” Def atty Michael Fee says Aaron Hernandez is an 'innocent man.' Kevin Manahan (@KevinCManahan) August 22, 2013 The indictment short-circuits the probable cause hearing, and the case will move to Fall River, Mass., Superior Court, though the date of the new arraignment has not been set. This isn’t the first time defense attorneys have talked tough. Last month, Hernandez’s counsel slammed prosecutors for requesting a delay in their client’s probable cause hearing, saying that after prosecutors made a “dramatic presentation” of the evidence against Hernandez on June 26, they have forced him to sit “in a solitary cell,” unable to respond to the charges while the drip of evidence hurts their client’s shot at a fair trial. “He’s now been in jail without any chance for his lawyers to question a single witness, to examine any documents,” defense attorney Charles Rankin said at the time.

Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez indicted on murder, weapons charges

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The former Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver provides solid insider analysis, smart insight and usually catches small things during games that many broadcasters routinely overlook. That said, Collinsworth made a somewhat large omission during Sundays Patriots-Falcons broadcast, as he was continuing a point about how New England had achieved success with players who had checkered personal histories, specifically current Patriots Aqib Talib and LaGarrette Blount. All Bill Belichick does is brings them in here and there hasnt been one ounce of a problem, Collinsworth said. Theres something about when they come in and play for Patriots, whatever their issues may have been before, they disappear. They play great football for them and Aqib Talib is at the top of that list. Wellthere might be one person who didnt exactly make that list. (Photo: USA TODAY Sports) GIF via PandaWhale

Aaron Hernandez indicted for murder

>> THAT’S EXACTLY RIGHT. THE 2013 CASE WHERE YOU HAVE VIDEOTAPES, YOU HAVE AUDIOTAPES AND A LOT OF CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE. IT DOESN’T REALLY LOOK GOOD FOR AARON HERNANDEZ AT THIS POINT IN TIME? >> IT DOESN’T LOOK GOOD FOR HIM. HE LOOKS LIKE A THUG AND A MURDERER AND SOMEBODY WHO WOULD ORCHESTRATE A MURDERER IN 2013. I WON’T BE SURPRISED IF THIS MAN DID PULL THE TRIGGER IN 2012. IT WOULDN’T SHOCK ME.

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