Victim's cousin: Happy there has been an arrest
DORCHESTER, Mass. (WHDH) -- Odin Lloyd’s family was in court Wednesday as former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was arraigned on first degree murder charges.
Hernandez was charged in the death of the semi-professional football player. Lloyd, 27, was found dead in an industrial area of North Attleboro, about a mile from Hernandez’s home.
The family came from Dorchester with police escorts to see their loved one’s accused killer just hours before his arrest. But they refused to say anything to reporters as they entered the courthouse.
Prosecutors laid out vivid details in Lloyd’s death. Several family members were in court, some of them, including Lloyd’s mother, who broke down, had to leave the courtroom during the proceedings.
Prosecutors spelled out the graphic and painful details of how Lloyd was allegedly murdered and the details about how he allegedly texted his sister just after three in the morning saying he was with Hernandez just before police said Lloyd was killed.
After the arraignment the family maintained their silence and police helped distraught family members into waiting cars right outside the courthouse.
Lloyd’s first cousin had told 7News she is happy there has been an arrest, but said it’s a difficult time for her family. She said it made no difference to her that it was a former Patriots player.
The family returned to their Dorchester home Wednesday night but declined to comment.