Patriots Drop Hernandez After Murder Charges

Football player Aaron Hernandez charged in shooting of friend found dead near his home.
4:39 | 06/27/13

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Let's get to the aaron hernandez story. John schriffen is in north dartmouth, massachusetts. Reporter: This is aaron hernandez's reality now. He woke up this morning in a cell call by himself. He was charged with murder, released by the new england patriots and the judge denying him jail. The defendants george with the murder of odin lloyd. Reporter: The former patriot tight end, stood handcuffed in a t-shirt, as prosecutors laid out the case against him. Six charges in all, including the murder of his associate and semi-pro football player, odin lloyd. Numerous gunshot wounds to the body. Reporter: In court, prosecutors outlined an alleged murder plot, that started with an argument between the two men the previous friday night. Prosecutors say the plan went into the following sunday night. Authorities found text messages, allegedly from hernandez and lloyd. Last monday, shortly after 2:00 a.M., Prosecutors say hernandez and two friends bought gas and bubbleicious gum at a gas station. At 2:30 a.M., Lloyd gets into the car with them. At 3:07, did you see who I am with. His sister responds? Who? Lloyd says, nfl, which prosecutors say means hernandez. Moments later, gunshots are heard by witnesses. Hernandez's surveillance cameras capture him arriving home. He's allegedly seen carrying a gun inside his house. Prosecutors claim hernandez got rid of the next six to eight hours of video. Later that day, hernandez returns a rental car. Prosecutors say he offered the attendant a piece of blue bubbleicious gum. He finds a shell casing. Next to the casing is a piece of blue gum. Reporter: His lawyer insists his client is innocent. And this morning, we're getting a look at this photo obtained by tmz, hernandez took of himself in 2009 in florida, holding a glock handgun. He's never been found guilty of a violent crime. What did you do after the super bowl? Reporter: It was an emotional scene in court yesterday, as the alleged details of the crime were read out loud. The victims mother walked out. Just too much for her to handle. As for hernandez, he is due back IN COURT, JULY 24th. John, thanks. Legal anchor dan abrams, back with us again. You 45er8d his lawyer. It's circumstantial case, not a strong one. It may be a strong one. You're talking about surveillance tapes, cell phone text messages, physical evidence, shell casings, a piece of bubble gum near a shell casing. You have the destroyed surveillance tapes. A cell phone that's handed over in pieces. It's true this is a circumstantial case. But prosecutors seem to be able to piece together everything. They've gone minute-by-minute, to piece together almost everything they believe happened. They're not saying that hernandez pulled the trigger. But that doesn't matter in a murder charge. Say used the phrase, orchestrated the execution. They are saying he pulled the trigger. They see him with the gun. They see him with the gun walking in, afterwards, et cetera. They wouldn't need that to convict him of murder. What they don't seem to have is a powerful motive. The motive is odd here. The idea that something happens at a nightclub many days earlier. And then, hernandez decides to call in this guy, who he's apparently dating his girlfriend's sister. But that didn't seem to have been the issue. So, we're going to need -- you don't need to prove motive. But in a case like this, jurors will want to know why. Why would he have done this? Why would he call a guy into a car, have a conversation with him and execute him at 3:00 in the morning? I do think motive, while not necessary is going to be important for the prosecutors to establish. Thanks very much.

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