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Judge grants continuance in Hernandez probable cause hearing

By Ryan Wilson | CBSSports.com

On Wednesday, former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez appeared in Attleboro (Mass.) District Court for a probable cause hearing. He was wearing a button-up shirt, a sports jacket and handcuffs.

As expected, the prosecution asked for a 30-day continuance. Hernandez's defense attorney objected (also expected), but the judge ruled in favor of the prosecution, granted the continuance and delayed the hearing for 30 days. It has now been rescheduled for August 22.

One reason for a continuance: it would allow a grand jury to proceed with the investigation and pursue an indictment.

If indicted, Hernandez's case will move to the Massachusetts Superior Court and there will no longer be a need for a probable-cause hearing.

One important date to keep in mind comes at the end of September when the grand jury session ends. Assuming the judge doesn't extend the session or convene a new grand jury, details of the involvement of Carlos Ortiz and Ernest Wallace -- the two other men taken into custody in the Odin Lloyd case -- could come to light.

Meanwhile, Hernandez is the focus of another grand jury probe, this time into the 2012 shooting deaths of two men, according to a Boston Globe report.

With the 30-day continuance, Hernandez will remain in jail, where he has been since being charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Lloyd on June 26.

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