FALL RIVER — Former New England Aaron Hernandez shot his friend to death in a North Attleboro park a year ago after he became agitated with him at a nightclub two nights earlier, prosecutors said Monday.
The 24-year-old Bristol native appeared in Superior Court for a hearing on a motion filed by his lawyers to dismiss his murder charge in the June 2013 shooting death of Odin Lloyd.
Hernandez was arrested on murder charges last year, accused of “orchestrating the execution” of Lloyd, a Dorchester man who was dating the sister of the former Patriot tight end’s fiancée. Last month, he was indicted in Suffolk County, Mass., charged with two more counts of murder in a July 2012 drive-by shooting that killed two men in Boston‘s South End.
Hernandez on Monday also pleaded not guilty to two more charges of threats and assault and battery. The latest charges are the result of incidents that occurred at the prison where he is being held without bail. Hernandez also faces one charge of murder and five illegal firearms charges. He is next scheduled to appear in court on July 7.
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