Funeral service held for Odin Lloyd

Standing outside Odin Lloyd's funeral, Boston Bandits general manger Mike Branch wants to make something clear: "Odin wasn't a drug dealer. He was not no drug dealer. He was hanging with the wrong person."


It's been two weeks since Lloyd was found shot dead behind an industrial park in suburban Boston, nearly a year since Furtado and Daniel Abreu were gunned down in a car while driving home from a nightclub. As investigators dig in, the one suspect who has so far emerged in all three homicides is Aaron Hernandez, the former New England Patriots tight end who not even a year ago signed a five-year, $40 million contract to play football.

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A funeral service was held for Odin Lloyd at the Holy Spirit Church in Mattapan. Pallbearers carry out his casket. Lloyd was allegedly shot to death by former Patriots player Aaron Hernandez. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
BOSTON - JUNE 29: A funeral service was held for Odin Lloyd at the Holy Spirit Church in Mattapan. Pallbearers carry out his casket. Lloyd was allegedly shot to death by former Patriots player Aaron Hernandez. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
A funeral service was held for Odin Lloyd at the Holy Spirit Church in Mattapan. Pallbearers carry out his casket. Lloyd was allegedly shot to death by former Patriots player Aaron Hernandez. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
A funeral service was held for Odin Lloyd at the Holy Spirit Church in Mattapan. His mother, Ursula Ward, is helped after the service by his sister Olivia Thibou. Lloyd was allegedly shot to death by former Patriots player Aaron Hernandez. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
A funeral service was held for Odin Lloyd at the Holy Spirit Church in Mattapan. His mother, Ursula Ward, is helped after the service by his sister Olivia Thibou. Lloyd was allegedly shot to death by former Patriots player Aaron Hernandez. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
A funeral service was held for Odin Lloyd at the Holy Spirit Church in Mattapan. His mother, Ursula Ward, is helped after the service by his sister Olivia Thibou. Lloyd was allegedly shot to death by former Patriots player Aaron Hernandez. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
A funeral service was held for Odin Lloyd at the Holy Spirit Church in Mattapan. A man comforts another man overcome with emotion at the end of the service. Lloyd was allegedly shot to death by former Patriots player Aaron Hernandez. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
A funeral service was held for Odin Lloyd at the Holy Spirit Church in Mattapan. A man comforts another man overcome with emotion at the end of the service. Lloyd was allegedly shot to death by former Patriots player Aaron Hernandez. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
A funeral service was held for Odin Lloyd at the Holy Spirit Church in Mattapan. A man comforts another man overcome with emotion at the end of the service. Lloyd was allegedly shot to death by former Patriots player Aaron Hernandez. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
A funeral service was held for Odin Lloyd at the Holy Spirit Church in Mattapan. His teammates, the Bandits, wore their shirts as they raised their hands in unity near the church before they all lined up to pay their respects. Lloyd was allegedly shot to death by former Patriots player Aaron Hernandez. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
A funeral service was held for Odin Lloyd at the Holy Spirit Church in Mattapan. His teammates, the Bandits, wore their shirts as they raised their hands in unity near the church before they all lined up to pay their respects. Lloyd was allegedly shot to death by former Patriots player Aaron Hernandez. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
A funeral service was held for Odin Lloyd at the Holy Spirit Church in Mattapan. His teammates, the Bandits, wore their shirts as they raised their hands in unity near the church before they all lined up to pay their respects. Lloyd was allegedly shot to death by former Patriots player Aaron Hernandez. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
A funeral service was held for Odin Lloyd at the Holy Spirit Church in Mattapan. Lloyd was allegedly shot to death by former Patriots player Aaron Hernandez. A funeral-goer wears a button with his portrait. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
BOSTON - JUNE 29: A funeral service was held for Odin Lloyd at the Holy Spirit Church in Mattapan. Lloyd was allegedly shot to death by former Patriots player Aaron Hernandez. A funeral-goer wears a button with his portrait. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
A funeral service was held for Odin Lloyd at the Holy Spirit Church in Mattapan. Lloyd was allegedly shot to death by former Patriots player Aaron Hernandez. A funeral-goer wears a button with his portrait. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
A funeral service was held for Odin Lloyd at the Holy Spirit Church in Mattapan. His former babysitter, Jenice Weekes, cries outside the church. Lloyd was allegedly shot to death by former Patriots player Aaron Hernandez. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
A funeral service was held for Odin Lloyd at the Holy Spirit Church in Mattapan. His former babysitter, Jenice Weekes, cries outside the church. Lloyd was allegedly shot to death by former Patriots player Aaron Hernandez. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
A funeral service was held for Odin Lloyd at the Holy Spirit Church in Mattapan. His former babysitter, Jenice Weekes, cries outside the church. Lloyd was allegedly shot to death by former Patriots player Aaron Hernandez. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
A funeral service was held for Odin Lloyd at the Holy Spirit Church in Mattapan. His mother, Ursula Ward, is helped after the service by his sister Olivia Thibou. Lloyd was allegedly shot to death by former Patriots player Aaron Hernandez. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
A funeral service was held for Odin Lloyd at the Holy Spirit Church in Mattapan. His mother, Ursula Ward, is helped after the service by his sister Olivia Thibou. Lloyd was allegedly shot to death by former Patriots player Aaron Hernandez. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
A funeral service was held for Odin Lloyd at the Holy Spirit Church in Mattapan. His mother, Ursula Ward, is helped after the service by his sister Olivia Thibou. Lloyd was allegedly shot to death by former Patriots player Aaron Hernandez. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
A funeral service was held for Odin Lloyd at the Holy Spirit Church in Mattapan. His teammates, the Bandits, wear their game jerseys as they file into the church. Lloyd was allegedly shot to death by former Patriots player Aaron Hernandez. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
A funeral service was held for Odin Lloyd at the Holy Spirit Church in Mattapan. His teammates, the Bandits, wear their game jerseys as they file into the church. Lloyd was allegedly shot to death by former Patriots player Aaron Hernandez. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
A funeral service was held for Odin Lloyd at the Holy Spirit Church in Mattapan. His teammates, the Bandits, wear their game jerseys as they file into the church. Lloyd was allegedly shot to death by former Patriots player Aaron Hernandez. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

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