An Attelboro County, Massachusetts Grand Jury has made it official Wednesday afternoon.
Now former New England Patriots Tight End Aaron Hernandez is now facing 1st Degree Murder charges for real and the case against him can proceed.
The former football star has been held in jail since his June 26th arrest in connection to the death of former associate/friend Odin Lloyd. Lloyd's body was found June 17th near an abandoned warehouse.
According to investigators, Lloyd had texted his sister after getting in a car with Hernandez and two associates. He asked her if she'd seen who he got in the car with and just responded by saying "NFL". The implication--it was Hernandez.
Police Investigators have not said yet if it actually was Hernandez himself that pulled the trigger, only that he was there and new full well what was going on. He's facing 6 charges, the murder charge and 5 other weapons charges.
He had pled "Not Guilty" to the charges back in June at his 1st appearance hearing and is still being held in the county jail in isolation.
If convicted, Hernandez could be facing life in prison.
Here's the early returns from Attleboro...
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