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Aaron Hernandez was indicted today on a first-degree murder charge in the death of Odin Lloyd, the friend whose body was found near his house.

The six-county grand jury indictment charges the former New England Patriots star with killing 27-year-old Lloyd, a semi-pro football player.

The indictment against Hernandez also contains weapons charges.

Lloyd was reportedly dating the sister of Hernandez's girlfriend, Shayanna Jenkins, whose role in a potential cover-up has yet to be established.

Hernandez, 23, pleaded not guilty to murder and weapons charges in June, and he is being held, in solitary confinement, without bail at a county jail.

His lawyers have maintained that the case against the former NFL standout is circumstantial and say that he will be able to clear his name.

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Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez confessed that he fired the shots that killed Odin Lloyd, according to a witness ... citing another witness.

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His legal team will have a field day with any "confession" that is three degrees from Hernandez himself, especially if no one (on record) saw him fire the gun.

But police in Miramar, Fla., still believed the tip was good enough to bring to a judge in an effort to get a search warrant connected with the investigation.

To bring you up to speed, prosecutors in the murder case believe Carlos Ortiz and Ernest Wallace were with Hernandez when Lloyd was murdered.

Ortiz and Wallace are currently in custody.

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Police searched the home of New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez Tuesday following the killing of a man police say may be an "associate" of his.

The story broke as Massachusetts State Police and prosecutors arrived at his $1.3 million, 5,600-square foot home in North Attleborough, Mass.

Investigators reportedly spent hours with him inside the mansion.

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Two friends tried to leave house at the time of the search, but were stopped by a state police car at the end of driveway; their car was later searched.

During the search, Hernandez received a hand-delivered package from the prominent law firm Ropes and Gray, to be opened only by "Mr. Hernandez himself."

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