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Published On: Mon, Sep 9th, 2013

Odin Lloyd murder case: Aaron Hernandez pleads ‘not guilty’ as trial likely for summer 2014

Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez pleaded not guilty to a first-degree murder charge following his indictment in the killing of a friend authorities say was shot five times in an industrial park.

Hernandez firmly answered “not guilty” to six charges, including murder and weapons and ammunition possession charges.

Odin Lloyd

Odin Lloyd

The case can begin to move toward a trial date and sources are reporting that the trial most likely will happen during the summer of 2014.

His attorneys agreed that Hernandez, age 23, will continue to be held without bail, but reserved the right to request bail later. His next court hearing was set for Oct. 9.

Defense attorney Charles Rankin said Hernandez’s lawyers are confident that Hernandez will be exonerated during a trial.

“Not one shred of evidence has been presented yet,” he said.

The arraignment “is like the opening kickoff,” Rankin said, and encouraged people to keep an open mind and let the lawyers do their work.

A Massachusetts grand jury last month returned the indictment against Hernandez in the death of Odin Lloyd, a 27-year-old semi-professional football player from Boston who was dating the sister of Hernandez’s girlfriend.

Hernandez was arrested in June and pleaded not guilty to murder and weapons charges in district court.

The indictment moves the case to superior court, where jury trials in murder cases are held.

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- Roxanne "Butter" Bracco began with the Dispatch as Pittsburgh Correspondent, but will be providing reports and insights from Washington DC, Maryland and the surrounding region. Contact Roxie aka "Butter" at [email protected] ATTN: Roxie or Butter Bracco

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