Aaron Hernandez Indicted on New Charges in Jailhouse Beating

By NECN
|  Friday, May 2, 2014  |  Updated 6:57 AM EDT
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Aaron Hernandez Indicted on New Charges

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Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez, who is facing a murder trial in the slaying of a Odin Lloyd, has been indicted on new charges in connection with a jailhouse beating.

Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez was indicted by a Massachusetts grand jury Thursday on new charges in connection with a jailhouse beating earlier this year.

Authorities say Hernandez, who is awaiting trial on murder charges, assaulted a fellow inmate in the Bristol County House of Corrections in Dartmouth on Feb. 25 and made a threat on Nov. 1.

Hernandez was indicted on charges of assault and battery and threats to do bodily harm, according to Bristol County District Attorney's Office.

Hernandez will be arraigned on the new charges in the Fall River Justice Center on a future date not yet set, according to the district attorney.

District attorney's office officials told NECN they will have no further comment until Hernandez's arraignment, but office spokesman Gregg Miliote said he thinks the arraignment may take place June 16, when Hernandez is already scheduled to be in court.

The former New England Patriots tight end faces murder charges in the killing of his friend Odin Lloyd, 27. He has pleaded not guilty.

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