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Hernandez charged with murder
MASSACHUSETTS (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Aaron Hernandez is waking up in a jail cell Thursday morning after he was charged with murder and possession of illegal firearms.
The New England Patriots cut Hernandez from their team Wednesday shortly before he appeared in court for his arraignment.
The arrest comes a little more than a week after Odin Lloyd was found shot to death less than a mile from Hernandez's Massachusetts home.
News of the charges hit hard for those in Hernandez's hometown of Bristol, Connecticut.
"Only thing I can say is how devastating it is. Devastating to his family the victims family and everyone who knows him," said Mayor Art Ward.
"To be a role model to these kids -and then do something stupid its really bad," said Laura Carr.
A judge ordered Hernandez to be held without bail as he awaits a grand jury hearing.