Aaron Hernandez, the former Patriots tight end accused of orchestrating the execution-style murder of a friend, will return to court Thursday to appeal a judge’s order that he be held without bail, Erin McClam of NBCNews.com reports.
Hernandez’s lawyer, Michael Fee, argued before a magistrate on Wednesday that Hernandez was not a flight risk. Fee said that Hernandez owns his home, lives with his fiancée and baby — and stayed put last week despite rampant rumors of his impending arrest.
The lawyer raised the prospect of an appeal after the magistrate, Mark Sturdy of Attleboro District Court in Massachusetts, denied bail and said that he would block both sides in the case from discussing it publicly.
A bail review hearing is scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Fall River Superior Court.