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Why Aaron Hernandez is charged with murder

  • Former NFL player is charged with murder for allegedly killing an acquaintance
  • The case against him can now proceed to trial
  • For more details watch 'HLN After Dark' tonight at 10 p.m. on HLN

Aaron Hernandez was a professional football star with a contract worth more than $40 million, but now, he's awaiting his own murder trial.

Read more: Aaron Hernandez indicted on murder charge

The body of the victim, Odin Lloyd, was found less than half a mile from Hernandez's house, and video surveillance caught the former New England Patriots star on camera appearing to be holding a gun. Two men were indicted on charges related to the murder, but was Hernandez the one who pulled the trigger?

Read more: Photos show Hernandez allegedly holding a gun

Our HLN After Dark experts present all of the evidence and the case facing the former football star tonight at 10 p.m. ET on HLN.

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