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Aaron Hernandez Update: Former New England Patriot due in court for evidence hearing

Former New England Patriots NFL football tight end Aaron Hernandez appears during a probable cause hearing at Attleboro District Court, on Wednesday, July 24, 2013, in Attleboro, Mass. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to murder in the death of Odin Lloyd, a 27-year-old Boston semi-professional football player whose body was found June 17 in an industrial park in North Attleboro near Hernandez's home. (AP Photo/Bizuayehu Tesfaye) Bizuayehu Tesfaye

Former New England Patriots NFL football tight end Aaron Hernandez appears during a probable cause hearing at Attleboro District Court, on Wednesday, July 24, 2013, in Attleboro, Mass.
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(CBS) ATTLEBORO, Mass. - Former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez is due to appear in court on a hearing on what evidence prosecutors have in the murder case against him.

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A probable cause hearing is scheduled for Thursday in Attleboro District court. A judge granted a delay last month in the proceeding after prosecutors asked for more time to present evidence to grand jury.

Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to murder in the death of Odin Lloyd, who was found fatally shot on June 17 near Hernandez's Massachusetts home.

Prosecutors say Hernandez orchestrated Lloyd's killing because he was upset at him for talking to people Hernandez had problems with a few days earlier. Hernandez's lawyers say they are confident he'll be exonerated.

Hernandez is being held at a county jail without bail.

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  • Iris Carreras

    Iris Carreras covers crime for CBSNews.com

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