Aaron Hernandez was denied bail -- again -- on Thursday, this time by Superior Court Judge Renee P. Dupuis.
Hernandez had been denied bail at his arraignment in District Court on Wednesday. In Superior Court on Thursday, Dupuis said the prosecution has laid out "a very, very strong circumstantial case" in its murder charge against the former Patriots tight end.
James L. Sultan, one of Hernandez's lawyers, argued that his client has no prior criminal record, is a homeowner, has a fiancee and an 8-month-old daughter, and is not a flight risk. But William McCauley, the Assistant District Attorney for Bristol County, laid out many of the same facts that were disclosed at Wednesday's arraignments and added that, since the arraignment, the state had found three boxes of .45-caliber ammunition at a condo leased by Hernandez. Shell casings from a .45-caliber weapon were found at the murder scene.
Hernandez has been charged with first-degree murder in what the state is describing as the execution-style slaying of Odin Lloyd. Hernandez also has five gun charges pending against him, stemming from the Lloyd case. He was released by the Patriots little more than an hour after his Wednesday arrest.
In addition, sources say Hernandez is being looked at as a suspect in a double murder in Boston last summer. Lloyd allegedly knew of Hernandez' reported involvement in the case, which the prosecution may use as a basis for motive.