NFL star Aaron Hernandez has just been indicted on a 1st degree murder charge in the death of 27-year-old semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd — and he”s due in court any moment to face his stark new reality.
Hernandez was originally expected in court today for a probable cause hearing — where prosecutors would have presented evidence that a) a crime was committed, and b) that Hernandez committed the crime.
But a grand jury has already returned an indictment, meaning prosecutors won”t have to present additional evidence to justify a trial.
Translation: the probable cause hearing is now pretty much a formality … but we may still hear from Hernandez” lawyer.
The hearing is scheduled to begin at 11 AM PST.