Aaron Hernandez Is Denied Bail, Judge Says Commonwealth Has ‘Very, Very Strong’ Circumstantial Case

Aaron HernandezAaron Hernandez will remain in Bristol County House of Correction for at least the time being.

Hernandez, who was draped in a dark green jumpsuit with his hands tied tightly together by handcuffs, was denied bail once again on Thursday during a bail review in Bristol Superior Court in Fall River, Mass.

He was charged with first-degree murder and five gun-related counts during his arraignment at Attleboro District Court on Wednesday. He was initially denied bail during that hearing.

Judge Renee Dupuis presided over the hearing in Fall River on Wednesday, but in the end felt that the case against Hernandez was too strong to offer bail.

“The Commonwealth have presented a case that [is] circumstantial, to be sure, but very, very strong,” Dupuis said before denying Hernandez’s attorney’s motion.

Hernandez’s attorneys Michael Fee and James Sultan focused on Hernandez’s life as a homeowner, devoted fiance and father as reasons for him to be allowed out on bail. Sultan also focused on Hernandez’s stellar football career and claimed that he was gainfully employed — although, the Patriots ended that reality with his release on Wednesday.

Hernandez is also now being investigated for potential involvement in a double murder in July 2012.

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