27 Jun 2013

New England Patriots player Hernandez charged with murder

7:47 am on 27 June 2013

New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez has been charged with murder over the shooting death of a 27-year-old semi-professional player.

Hernandez's contract has been torn up after the tight end was charged in a Massachusetts court with the murder of Odin Lloyd, as well as five weapons violations.

Lloyd's body was found near Hernandez's home earlier this month.