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Aaron Hernandez trial in Odin Lloyd killing tentatively set to begin Oct. 6

Aaron Hernandez Court Appearance

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Aaron Hernandez's trial for the murder of Odin Lloyd in 2013 has tentatively been set to begin on Oct. 6, and the Providence Journal reported.

Hernandez's lawyers were back in court Monday, saying the prosecution hasn't established probable cause that the former Patriots tight end shot and killed Lloyd in 2013, and the murder charge should be dropped.

The defense said the case presented to the grand jury, which led to an indictment, was "woefully lacking," the Boston Globe reported. Prosecutor William McCauley stated that the plan set up to kill Lloyd, a semipro football player, was “wholly set up by the defendant" and that the evidence his team has is "powerful," according to the Globe.

The defense also argued that surveillance footage from Hernandez's house should be suppressed. According to, Judge Susan Garsh said she would take the motions under advisement and rule on them at a later date. Garsh said both sides should prepare to start a trial on Oct. 6.

The appearance in court also revealed a few more other tidbits.

According to, Hernandez was fighting two other charges. He pleaded not guilty to assault and battery charges from an alleged fight with another inmate, and threatening to kill a corrections officer. On May 1, Hernandez was indicted for assault and battery for an incident with another inmate that allegedly happened in February. Both charges are misdemeanors.

Also, the Patriots have not responded to a subpoena from Hernandez's attorneys for Hernandez's records, ESPN's Michele Steele reported.

Hernandez has also been charged with the 2012 murders of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado in Boston. He has pleaded not guilty to all murder charges.

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