Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez will have to remain in jail. His appeal to be released on bail was denied today:
Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez will remain in jail on a first-degree murder charge after a judge in Bristol County Super Court denied his appeal Thursday to be released on bail.
The decision from Judge Renee P. Dupuis upholds the ruling of district court Judge Daniel J. O’Shea, issued Wednesday after Hernandez was arraigned on the murder charge and five weapons charges in relation to the slaying of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd, whose bullet-riddled body was discovered in an industrial park near Hernandez’s home on June 17. – USA Today
Hernandez is in it deep. He will have to ride out his jail time.
Hernandez defense attorney tried to argue that his client is accomplished in his profession and is also a family man. He tried to argue that he was one of the best football players in the league.
“He is not just a football player, but one of the best football players in America,” Sultan said. “I say this, your Honor, to show he is a young man that is extremely hard working and accomplished in his profession.”
I am happy the judge denied the bail. I don’t care what he does or if he is an awesome football player. If the dude shot and killed a man, then he needs to be in jail.