It seems Aaron Hernandez might have added another lawyer to his already stacked team, but new lawyer or not, Hernandez will remain in custody.
Hernandez was denied bail at his hearing that started around 2:00 p.m. eastern time.
After hearing from the prosecution, and Hernandez’s lawyer, Judge Renee Dupuis came to the conclusion that the case against Hernandez is circumstantial, but strong, and she does not think Hernandez should be free.
“I think the Commonwealth has presented a case that’s circumstantial, to be sure, but a very, very strong circumstantial case,” Dupuis said.
James Sultan, Hernandez’s lawyer, argued that he has not been proven guilty, and every bit of evidence against him is circumstantial, so that should allow Hernandez to live free until he’s found guilty.
Sultan even said Hernandez would accept bail conditions like GPS monitoring or house arrest.
“Of course, Mr. Hernandez is charged with a very serious crime, but that shouldn’t be enough to hold him without bail,” Sultan said. “Aaron Hernandez, who’s 23 years old, has, to the best of my knowledge, no criminal record of any kind.”
Hernandez will likely spend the better part of 8 months to a year in custody before his trial even begins.