Aaron Hernandez Pleads 'Not Guilty'

Former New England Patriots player is accused of first degree murder.
2:20 | 09/07/13

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We're going to turn, now, to new england patriots get set to start their new season this weekend. A former big star, potential hall of famer is answering charges that he killed a friend. Aaron hernandez pleading not guilty to first-degree murder. And reena ninan has the details. He was the rising nfl star. 40 million contract. Fiancee, even a baby girl. Sources familiar with the case tell us how the prosecution will build its case. Focusing on the alleged double-life the nfl star led. Aaron hernandez spoke for the first time in court on friday, pleading six times. Not guilty. Not guilty. Not guilty. Reporter: To first-degree murder and weapons charges. Charges the defense attorneys for the former new england patriots player seem confident they would fight. In a sense, this is like the opening kickoff. And we have a long way to go before the trial. Reporter: But prosecutors are also confidence in their case. Sources tell abc news, the former nfl tight end tested positive for alcohol and marijuana, the night of his arrest, the night his friend and semipro football player, odin lloyd, was murdered. Investigators say he used pcp. And spent his time off the field hanging with a gang. Applications for search warrants. Returns on search warrants. Still photographs from video surveillance. I think that evidence speaks for itself. Reporter: Odin's family in court. We feel confident that when evidence is finally presented in a court of law, that aaron will be exonerated. Reporter: Police have yet to find the gun believed to have been used in lloyd's murder. But they're interested in hernandez's fiancee. Prosecutors say she may know more than she's letting on. She has not been charged in the case or commented publicly. Hernandez mouthing, I love you, to her and his family, as he left the courtroom. The prosecution will try to show that hernandez was capable of an execution-style murder of his friend. For now, he'll be held without bail. Next court appearance will be OCTOBER 9th. Thanks, rena. They are the alleged members

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