Former NE Patriot Aaron Hernandez Pleads Not Guilty to First-Degree Murder

Aaron Hernandez handcuffsNFL star Aaron Hernandez appeared in court today for the suspected murder of his friend, semi-pro Boston football player Odin Lloyd.

Hernandez plead not guilty to charges of first-degree murder and unregistered gun possession.

Massachusetts prosecution and police allege that the ex-Patriot’s tight end (he was let go by the team amid the scandal) either killed Lloyd, who suffered multiple gunshot wounds, or watched him die on June 17 and later destroyed evidence such as his cell phone and home surveillance camera.

Even though Lloyd’s body was found near Hernandez’s home and the two were clearly together on the night of his death, the defense believes the evidence is too weak for their client to be jailed. (The murder weapon has yet to be found.)

As for a motive, it is believed that Hernandez began to feel as if he couldn’t trust Lloyd after he was seen talking to a group of people he “had beef with.” This gang mentality seems to fit with reports that NFL teams and police were concerned about his drug use and “circle of influence” before he was drafted in 2010.

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Man Dressed As Bigfoot Killed By Traffic

A man crossing a Montana highway was killed Sunday while dressed as bigfoot. The victim, 44-year-old Randy Lee Tenley, wearing a full Ghillie suit.

Two teenagers in separate vehicles struck him during his attempt to be spotted and reported to local authorities and sasquatch enthusiasts.

The problem, besides the generally odd attention-seeking behavior of dressing as a mythical creature, was that Tenley was STANDING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD AT NIGHT IN FULL CAMOUFLAGE.

Not the worst way to go. I’d like to float down a waterfall in a barrel. It all just boils down to preference.

Oregon Horse Trainer Killed By Horse Kick

Today a very rare and tragic occurrence took place at Portland Meadows Race Track in Oregon. Horse trainer Charlynn Taketa, 62, was killed 30 minutes after a loose horse kicked the Vancouver, WA native in the head at around 7:00 a.m.

Her husband Jerry Taketa, also a trainer and a former jockey who once rode the famed Pacific NW horse Chinook Pass, found her and called for an ambulance, but paramedics on scene were unable to do anything for her, as she had already suffered severe head trauma.

Jerry Taketa called it “a freak accident,” and said he did not want anyone to blame the horse,

“Animals aren’t predictable and even if they’re friendly it’s hard to predict their behavior.”