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Blood: Aaron Hernandez shows up in court sporting new gang tattoo

May 22, 2015  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Blood: Aaron Hernandez shows up in court sporting new gang tattoo

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Appearing in Suffolk County court, former New England Patriots tight end and convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez sat silent as he made his first public appearance since he began in term of life in prison. However, his new tattoo did a lot of talking for him.

Hernandez, 25, appeared for his arraignment with a new tattoo on the right side of his neck which said“LIFETIME.”

He was arraigned on a witness intimidation charge on Thursday afternoon wearing a gray suit and unshaven.

The former Patriot pleaded not guilty plea to charges he shot his former friend Alexander Bradley in the face. Prosecutors accuse Hernandez of shooting his friend because Bradley was in the company of Hernandez on the July 2012 night when he supposedly shot to death Safiro Furtado and Daniel Abreu at a traffic light in Boston.

Hernandez allegedly shot Bradley in the face in February 2013 after a going to a nightclub together.

On April 15, Hernandez was convicted of first-degree murder of Odin Lloyd and sentenced to life in prison.

He now faces double homicide charges for the double slaying of Furtado and Abreu in 2012. The judge is expected to set a trial date in the next two weeks and noted that he wanted a trial start date sometime in September or early November.

Hernandez is serving 10 days in the “Hole” for a prison violation involving a fight he and an inmate had with another man.

The Department of Corrections won’t confirm if he has already been disciplined.

Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson says he’s not surprised Hernandez is building a prison network around him. “He has a very magnetic personality. He knows how to use it better than any inmate I’ve seen. He’s good at using his personality to get what he needs,” said Hodgson.

Hodgson says the crude tattoo sends a message behind bars. “In jail, anything that they can get sometimes is worth the extra pain if they feel it will give them some advantage.”

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