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Ex-Patriot Aaron Hernandez indicted on jailhouse assault charges

Eric Edholm
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Hernandez associate to go before Mass. grand jury
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Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez wipes his mouth while handcuffed during a bail hearing in Fall River Superior Court Thursday, June 27, 2013, in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez, charged with murdering Odin Lloyd, a 27-year-old semi-pro football player, was denied bail. (AP Photo/Boston Herald, Ted Fitzgerald, Pool)

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was indicted by a grand jury on Thursday for charges of assault and battery, as well as with threats to do bodily harm to a fellow inmate, stemming from an incident that allegedly occured in February.

In addition, Hernandez was indicted by the A Bristol County Grand Jury on another alleged threat from last November. 

A date for Hernandez's arraignment on the new charges hasn't been set.

The February scuffle allegedly occurred when inmate Andrew Booker was being transported, he and Hernandez exchanged words and Hernandez allegedly punched Booker, knocking him to the ground. Booker's attorney told reporters that his client will not testify against Hernandez. Booker was released from jail last month.

Back in November, Hernandez reportedly threatened to shoot and kill a guard at the Bristol County Jail after the guard exposed Hernandez's attempts get extra food.

Hernandez is being held on charges of murder related to the June 2013 shooting death of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd, who knew Hernandez and was found dead less than a mile from Hernandez's home in North Attleborough, Mass.

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