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Sheriff files complaint against Aaron Hernandez for attacking fellow inmate

03.07.14 at 6:49 am ET
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Former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is expected to be charged with assault after his altercation with a fellow inmate last week at the Bristol County House of Corrections, following an investigation by the office of Bristol County Sheriff Tom Hodgson.

Hodgson, who talked about the incident with Dennis & Callahan last week, said Thursday that his office has filed a complaint.

“The investigation would indicate that our officers believed that it absolutely needed to go to a criminal complaint,” Hodgson told WHDH-TV, adding: “I can just tell you that there was an altercation that took place between Mr. Hernandez and another inmate. I can’t get into really the details now that it’s gone to this level of complaint.”

The complaint will be reviewed by a clerk magistrate, who will decide how to proceed.

Hernandez is said to have attacked the inmate when they encountered each other in a hallway near the isolation unit where Hernandez was being confined 21 hours per day. TMZ reported that the victim, who had been taunting Hernandez all day, was in handcuffs.

Hernandez is being held without bail after being charged with the murder of Odin Lloyd last year. He also is under investigation for a double homicide in Boston in 2012. He faces civil suits in all three deaths.

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