Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was indicted on several new charges stemming from a jail fight last February and threats he allegedly made in Nov. 2013.
Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was indicted on new charges stemming from a jail fight in February.
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In addition, he was also slapped with charges which are traced to alleged threats he made to another inmate in Nov. 2013, per NECN.com:
"Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez was indicted by a grand jury on new charges Thursday.
"According to Bristol County District Attorney's Office, Hernandez was indicted on charges of assault and battery and threats to do bodily harm.
"The grand jury handed down the indictment on indictments that happened inside the Bristol County House of Corrections in Dartmouth.
"Authorities say Hernandez assaulted a fellow inmate on Feb. 25 and made a threat on Nov. 1.
"Hernandez will be arraigned on the new charges in the Fall River Justice Center on a future date not yet set, the D.A's Office said.
"Officials with the Bristol County District Attorney's Office say they will have no further comment until Hernandez's arraignment; however, D.A. spokesperson Greg Gregg Miliote says the thinks the arraignment may take place June 16, when Hernandez is already scheduled to be in court."
Jenny Wilson of The Hartford Courant adds more pertinent details:
"The assault charge stems from a jailhouse fight in February. When Hernandez was being moved from one part of the jail to another, he allegedly struck a fellow inmate who had been taunting him for weeks, according to people familiar with the incident.
"The Bristol County Sheriff's Department, after completing an internal investigation of the incident, filed an application for a criminal complaint seeking misdemeanor charges against Hernandez.
"Prosecutors said the criminal-threatening charge results from a threat made at the jail last November. People familiar with the case have said that Hernandez threatened a corrections officer but have not elaborated on the nature of the threats.
"An arraignment date for Hernandez on the new charges has not been set. The former Patriot tight end also faces five illegal weapons counts in the (Odin) Lloyd case and is the target of an investigation into a 2012 double homicide in Boston."
Hernandez is being held without bail for the June 2013 murder of Lloyd, a semi-pro football player.
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