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NFL's Aaron Hernandez Pleads Not Guilty to Murder

Will be held without bail following arraignment

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FALL RIVER — Aaron Hernandez, wearing his now familiar blue blazer and collared shirt with no tie, today answered "not guilty" six times in a firm voice as he was arraigned on first degree murder and weapons charges in Bristol County Superior Court.

In an unexpected move, both Bristol District Attorney C. Samuel Sutter and the defense team for the former New England Patriots star tight end, agreed that Hernandez will remain held without bail. The defense said they may ask for bail at a later date.

The agreement between the two sides put a halt to any description of the evidence prosecutors say implicates the Bristol, Conn., native in the June 17 murder of Odin L. Lloyd in a North Attleborough industrial park.

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