NFL star and murder suspect Aaron Hernandez was due back in court today before he faces a grand jury on charges that he murdered 27-year-old semipro football player Odin Lloyd.
11:05 AM PT — Aaron is in the courtroom, but he’s not wearing a jumpsuit this time … he’s in a normal suit. No tie though!
11:11 AM PT — Prosecutors have requested a continuance, asking for more time to present evidence to a grand jury. Aaron’s lawyer objected, asking for the case to be dismissed because prosecutors were dragging their feet, but the judge sided with the prosecution. Aaron is due back in court for another probable cause hearing on August 22.
11:30 AM PT— During the beginning of the hearing, Aaron looked at his family in court and mouthed the words “I love you.” The parents of Aaron’s alleged victim Odin Lloyd were also present in court. It got emotional.
11:37 AM PT — Aaron’s attorney is objecting to the additional release of information regarding the case to the media, saying it’s having a negative impact on Aaron’s right to a fair trial. The judge wasn’t convinced.