Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was indicted by a grand jury for first-degree murder, for the death of Odin Lloyd.
Hernandez also faces five gun charges in the slaying of Odin Lloyd, 27, of Boston, in the latest chapter of the downfall of a wealthy NFL star who once seemed to have a bright future.
One of Hernandez’s friends, Ernest Wallace, also faces charges of being an accessory after the fact of first-degree murder, according to the Bristol County Superior Court clerk’s office.
If convicted, Hernandez faces a possible sentence of life in prison without parole. Wallace faces a maximum sentence of seven years.