ATTLEBORO, Mass. (WPRI/AP) -- Ex.-Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was ordered held without bail after he was arraigned on a charge of first-degree murder in the death of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd.
Wearing the same white V-neck T-shirt he had on during his arrest at his North Attleboro home Wednesday morning, Hernandez appeared in Attleboro District Court Wednesday afternoon to hear the charges filed against him, which also included several weapons charges.
Lloyd, a 27-year-old semi-pro football player for the Boston Bandits, was found slain June 17. His relatives said he was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancee, that the two men were friends and that both men were out together on the last night of Lloyd's life.
Defense lawyer visits Hernandez's home
Meanwhile, a prominent Boston criminal defense lawyer visited the home Hernandez Tuesday, according to The Boston Globe.
James L. Sultan stayed about 30 minutes and there was still no sign of Hernandez leaving the house.
Court: Records closed in homicide investigation
On Tuesday, Attleboro District Court has sealed all of the documents related to the murder investigation of Lloyd.
Authorities have searched Hernandez's home twice. No charges have been filed.
In a recent statement, lawyers for the Patriots Star broke their silence in writing.
"Over the past week, our client, Aaron Hernandez, has been the subject of a relentless flood of rumors, misinformation, and false reports in the media. These include the repeated publication of a supposedly confirmed report that an arrest warrant had been issued for Aaron, a report that was exposed as untrue. None of these false reports come from official sources and we appreciate the professionalism and restraint shown by the Bristol County District Attorney's office to date with regard to its public statements while it's investigation is underway. Out of respect for that ongoing investigation, we will continue to refrain from commenting on its substance."
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