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Possible motive in murder case against Aaron Hernandez surfaces

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A possible motive has surfaced in the murder case against former NFL tight end Aaron Hernandez. Investigators say the victim may have had information linking Hernandez to a 2012 double murder in Boston.

Hernandez was back in court Thursday trying to get bail so he could return home to his girlfriend and their eight-month-old child while he fights murder charges.

His attorney argued family ties will keep him from fleeing.

"Aaron Hernandez, who is 23 years old, has to the best of my knowledge no prior criminal record of any kind,” James Sultan argued. “And that is something that is significant I submit in the court for overall assessment on his bail."

Superior Court Judge Renee Dupuis disagreed and ordered the former New England Patriot held without bond in connection with the shooting death of semipro football player Odin Lloyd.

"From all of the circumstances in this case, despite the fact he has a fiancée and a baby and is homeowner, he also has the means to flee, and a bracelet wouldn't keep him here," said Judge Dupuis.

Lloyd's body, riddled with five bullets, was found in an industrial area not far from the home Hernandez shared with his girlfriend and baby.

There are reports that the two friends argued days before at a nightclub.

Sources now say the argument may have been over information that Lloyd had connecting Hernandez to a 2012 double homicide in Boston.

"I'm going to deny the defendant's petition," Dupuis said.

Meanwhile, police in Bristol, Conn., have arrested 27-year-old Carlos Ortiz for his alleged involvement in Lloyd's murder. He has waived extradition and is expected back in Massachusetts to face charges.


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