Aaron Hernandez is found not-guilty of double murder

Remigio Civitarese
Aprile 20, 2017

The jury on Friday also acquitted the Pro Bowl NFL tight end of witness intimidation, but found him guilty and sentenced him to four years for carrying an unlawful weapon, according to the New York Times.

"Prosecutors argued that Hernandez's friend Alexander Bradley actually shot the two men over a drug deal".

BOSTON (AP) — Jurors in the double-murder trial of ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez have begun their sixth day of deliberations.

The former tight end for the New England Patriots is already serving a life sentence for the killing of man who was dating his fiancee's sister. However, the Boston Herald reports that the guilty verdict in the Lloyd murder is under appeal and this verdict leaves open the chance he could get out of his life sentence if that works out for him.

Hernandez denied the allegations, and the Boston Globe says his defense team effectively hammered away at Bradley's credibility on the witness stand. "A very good young man who happened to hang out with a really bad guy in Alexander Bradley".

Hernandez will still be behind bars for the rest of his life after the murder of Odin Lloyd, but both he and his family seemed relieved over the acquittal in this case. He is now imprisoned for shooting up a club in Hartford, Connecticut, in an unrelated incident.

"These were two hardworking, humble, Cape Verdean immigrants", Conley said.

Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado were shot to death as they waited at a stoplight in the early morning of July 16, 2012.

More than a year passed before he was charged with the double-murder, which prosecution witnesses said was the result of his paranoid temperament, which led him to constantly suspect people were disrespecting and challenging him. Depicting a gun barrel loaded with five bullets and a spent shell casing, prosecutors said it represented the five bullets the shooter fired at the victims. Finally, he was acquitted in the shooting of the third victim who survived and testified against Hernandez.

"What won this case was a dearth of evidence that connected Hernandez to these shootings", Ron Sullivan, a member of his defense team, told reporters after the verdicts.

"We based our decision on the evidence presented and the law", said Stringer, who took no questions.

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