Aaron Hernandez indicted for alleged assault of jailhouse inmate

By Michelle Kapusta,

Former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez was indicted on Thursday for an alleged attack against a fellow jailhouse inmate.

According to WCVB, Hernandez was indicted by a Bristol County grand jury on charges of assault, battery and threats to do bodily harm for the alleged incident.

In February, the former tight end allegedly had an altercation with inmate Andrew Booker.

TMZ reported that Booker was allegedly punched and struck repeatedly by Hernandez. A month later, his attorney, Mike Maloney, said that his client did not want to “be a rat” and would not testify against the ex-NFL player. Maloney added that the fight was something that got out of hand after a verbal feud.

“It escalated, got out of control and Booker was assaulted while handcuffed," he said.

His client was released from jail last month.

Hernandez has been held at the Dartmouth House of Correction since June 26 and is charged with the murder of 27-year-old acquaintance, Odin Lloyd. He has pleaded not guilty.

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