Former NFL star and murder suspect Aaron Hernandez’s fiancee, Shayanna Jenkins, broke down in tears in the courtroom after Massachusetts judge denied his request for bail on Thursday, one day after he was charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a friend.
Hernandez was present in court today for a bail review hearing, where his lawyer begged the judge to release Hernandez from custody while he awaits trial.
But the judge wasn’t moved by his arguments — that Hernandez is an upstanding citizen and family man with no flight risk — claiming the prosecution already had very strong evidence that Hernandez had committed the crime.
The prosecutor said they’d be seeking the max sentence for Hernandez … life without parole.
Hernandez’ fiancee — who was also present in court — was inconsolable when the judge issued her decision to keep the NFL star behind bars.
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TMZ has obtained a photo (below) of Aaron Hernandez taken on June 15 … hours after the alleged nightclub incident with Odin Lloyd that prosecutors believe led to his murder.
The photo of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was snapped at a Marshall’s in Massachusetts on June 15th, two days before the shooting death of former semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd.
Hernandez was shopping with his fiancee at the time of the photo. His 8-month-old daughter also came along.
We are still scratching our heads on this story! Why would a rising NFL star who just signed a contract for 40 million dollars, just got engaged and fathered a beautiful baby girl, allegedly commit such a horrific and senseless crime.
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