Aaron Hernandez Moved to Maximum Security Facility

Convicted murderer and former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez has been moved to a maximum-security facility in Shirley, Massachusetts.

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Convicted murderer and former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez has been moved to a maximum-security facility in Shirley, Massachusetts.

Hernandez was initially taken to the state's Cedar Junction prison, a facility less than a four mile drive from Gillette Stadium, where he once caught touchdown passes from Tom Brady in front of tens of thousands of fans.

He was to be processed there and eventually taken to Souza Baranowski prison in Shirley, another maximum-security institution, according to Darren Duarte, a spokesman for the Massachusetts Department of Corrections.

Odin Lloyd was shot six times early on June 17, 2013, in a deserted industrial park near Hernandez's home in North Attleboro. Prosecutors have suggested Hernandez may have killed Lloyd because he knew too much about Hernandez's alleged involvement in a 2012 drive-by shooting in Boston that killed two. But they were not allowed to tell the jury that because the judge said it was speculation.

As a result, they never offered jurors a motive beyond saying Hernandez appeared angry with Lloyd at a nightclub two nights before the killing. In the 2012 case, Hernandez is accused of gunning down a pair of men over a spilled drink at a nightclub.

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On Wednesday, the Lloyd family announced that they will now pursue a civil lawsuit against Hernandez.

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