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Aaron Hernandez indicted for jailhouse assault, threat

05.01.14 at 10:38 pm ET

The Bristol County district attorney’s office said Thursday that Aaron Hernandez has been indicted on charges of assault and battery and threats to do bodily harm.

The assault and battery charge is related to a fight Hernandez is said to have had with a fellow inmate, identified as Andrew Booker. The threat is from a Nov. 1 incident when Hernandez allegedly threatened to shoot and kill a guard who stopped the former Patriots tight end from getting extra food.

Booker’s attorney, Michael P. Malone, told reporters that his client will not testify against Hernandez, saying Booker “doesn’t want to be a rat.”

Hernandez remains in the Bristol County House of Correction in Dartmouth accused of murdering Odin Lloyd last summer.


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