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Odin Lloyd Murder Case: Funeral held for victim in killing allegedly tied to NFL star Aaron Hernandez

Pallbearers carry the casket of Odin LLoyd following a funeral ceremony at the Church of the Holy Spirit in Boston in Boston, Saturday, June 29, 2013. Hundreds of relatives, friends and well-wishers wept together and hugged at the funeral for LLoyd, a semi-pro football player whose killing led to murder and weapons charges against former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez. AP Photo/Michael Dwyer

Pallbearers carry the casket of Odin LLoyd following a funeral ceremony at the Church of the Holy Spirit in Boston in Boston, Saturday, June 29, 2013.
AP Photo/Michael Dwyer

(CBS/AP) BOSTON - A funeral was held over the weekend in Boston for Odin Lloyd, the man who police say was shot to death by NFL star Aaron Hernandez on June 17.

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Members of Lloyd's semi-pro football team wore their uniforms and chanted his name as pallbearers placed his casket in a hearse outside the Church of the Holy Spirit Saturday.

CBS Boston reports that so many people showed up to Lloyd's funeral that many were forced to stand outside the church. According to the station, Hernadez's name was not mentioned during the service.

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Lloyd's body was discovered in an industrial park on June 17, about a mile away from Hernandez's home in North Attleborough, Mass.

Hernandez was arrested last Wednesday and is being held without bail on murder and weapons charges. Following his arrest, the England Patriots released him from the team.

Two other men have also been arrested in the case. Prosecutors say the three were with Lloyd shortly before he died and allege Hernandez arranged the killing because Lloyd talked to the wrong people at a nightclub. Family members say the two were friends who met after Lloyd began dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancee about two years ago.

The station reports Lloyd played football, baseball, basketball and was track MVP. The 27-year-old played for the semi-pro football team the Boston Bandits.

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  • Iris Carreras

    Iris Carreras covers crime for CBSNews.com

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