Aaron Hernandez Guilty of First Degree Murder

Aaron Hernandez

Aaron Hernandez

Former NFL tight end Aaron Hernandez was found guilty today of First Degree Murder in the killing of Odin Lloyd. The jury deliberated for about a week before reaching the verdict. There is no death penalty in Massachusetts, so the judge went ahead and sentenced Hernandez to life in prison, which carries no possibility of parole.

Jurors gave a press conference afterword. They were apparently not impressed by the defense version of the story, and surprised at the fact that his attorney conceded he was present at the scene of the murder. However, they also were pretty moved by the State’s evidence, so they may have found him guilty if the Defense hadn’t present a theory of the case. They just needed a better one, but the evidence didn’t allow it.

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One response to “Aaron Hernandez Guilty of First Degree Murder

  1. Pingback: Star Witness Testifies Against Aaron Hernandez | crimcourts : A Criminal Law Blog

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