Aaron Hernandez, former New England Patriots tight end, has been indicted yesterday. Hernandez is facing a new set of criminal charges for an alleged fight with fellow inmate Andrew Booker in Bristol County jail this past February.
The new charges include threats to do bodily harm, assault, and battery. According to the Bristol County district attorney’s office, the alleged assault took place on February 25, 2014. When Andrew Booker was being transported from the jail’s infirmary, he exchanged words with Hernandez shortly after Hernandez punched him and knocked Booker to the ground.
Booker’s attorney, Michael P. Malone, told reporters Booker will not testify against Hernandez. His reason being, “He does not want to be a rat.”
The alleged threats toward a Bristol County jail guard took place on November 1, 2013. Reports say Hernandez threatened to shoot and kill the guard when he busted Hernandez’s attempt at acquiring extra food from other inmates. An arraignment date has not been set.
Hernandez is currently being held without bail in the Bristol County jail. He plead not guilty to the 2013 murder of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd. Lloyd was from Boston; he was dating the sister of Hernandez’s fiancé.