Aaron Hernandez was accused of killing two men in a drive-by shooting after an incident at a nightclub on July 16th 2012. He was also accused of shooting Alexander Bradley in the head several months later who was a chief of witness in the prosecution.
Aaron Hernandez was however convicted of illegal possession of a firearm.
Aaron Hernandez's attorney argued that Alexander Bradley who is currently serving time in Connecticut for an unrelated shooting, shot the two men over a drug deal.
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The jury in the murder trial took just six days to deliberate their verdict and finally released their verdict on a Friday afternoon.
Aaron Hernandez was found not guilty of murdering Daniel de Abreu or Safiro Furtado and has also been found not guilty of witness intimidation charges.
Aaron Hernandez was previously convicted on first degree murder charges over the killing of Odin Lloyd who was shot. He was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
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The jury in former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez’s double-murder trial returned its verdict on Friday afternoon after six days of deliberations.
Hernandez was found not guilty of murdering either Daniel de Abreu or Safiro Furtado and was also found not guilty of witness intimidation charges. Hernandez was accused of killing both men in a drive-by shooting after an incident at a club on July 16, 2012 and of shooting Alexander Bradley, who was a chief witness for the prosecution, in the head seven months later. Hernandez was convicted of illegal possession of a firearm.
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Hernandez’s attorneys argued that Bradley, who is serving time in Connecticut for an unrelated shooting, shot the two men over a drug deal.
Hernandez was previously convicted in April 2015 on first-degree murder charges in the shooting death of Odin Lloyd. He has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole as a result of that conviction.
Despite the fact Aaron Hernandez has not been found guilty of shooting and killing Daniel de Abreu or Safiro Furtado, he has still been found guilty for the murder of one man, Odin Lloyd.
This brings forward the question, why would such a high paid professional football player who is making millions turn himself into a criminal?
Many of us would kill to have a life and the money Aaron Hernandez had and was receiving and to be a professional football players as well that is many kids dream.
He threw all that away by getting wrapped up in this mess.
If you were in Aaron Hernandez's shoes, would you throw everything you had away just for the sake of getting revenge on someone who had upset you?
Aaron Hernandez was later found in his prison cell after he had hung himself in an apparent suicide. He had stuffed cardboard in the tracks of his cell doors to make it difficult for prison officers to gain access and give him any kind of medical attention.
Aaron Hernandez died on April 19th 2017 and it was found that he did not have any kind of drugs in his system when he was found hanged in his prison cell.
It would seem that due to this apparent suicide, committing the murder of Odin Lloyd and being sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole was too much for Aaron Hernandez to handle and his only way out was suicide.
Aaron Hernandez has really messed his life up with this conviction and as a result of the said conviction will probably never see life outside of a prison again.
What a way to waste a life when you had such a great life doing what you love and getting paid for it.
Do you think Aaron Hernandez was stupid to commit such a crime that ruined his career and ultimately - his life?