Aaron Hernandez Has Been Found Not Guilty
Aaron Hernandez, the former Patriots tight end who has been on trial for a double murder in 2012, has been found not guilty on all but one charge.
Hernandez was visibly moved as he learned the news Friday afternoon, wincing and dabbing at his eyes as the verdict was read. He had faced eight charges related to the 2012 deaths of Daniel de Abreu, 29, and Safiro Furtado, 28, outside a nightclub in Boston’s South End.
He was found not guilty on murder charges, as well as other charges for assault and witness intimidation involving the shooting of a friend, Alexander Bradley, in Florida in 2013. He was found guilty on just one charge, unlawful possession of a firearm, for which he received a sentence of 4-5 years.
Before they announced their verdict, jurors had been deliberating for 37 hours.
Hernandez has already been convicted for the 2013 murder of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd and ordered to serve a mandatory life sentence.