ATTLEBORO, Mass. (NBC News) -- Former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez is behind bars, facing murder charges in the death of semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd.
Hernandez was arrested early Wednesday morning, several days after Lloyd's body was found less than a mile from his North Attleboro, Massachusetts home.
Within hours Hernandez was released by the New England Patriots and arraigned on murder charges, along with several counts of unlawful possession of firearms.
Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to the charges.
He was denied bail.
-- Chris Clackum, NBC News, reports