Former NFL Star Found Guilty of Murder, Sentenced to Life in Prison

Apr 15, 2015  •  Post A Comment

A former pro football player has been found guilty of murder and sentenced to life in prison. CNN reports that Aaron Hernandez, a former star tight end with the New England Patriots, was convicted of first-degree murder in the 2013 death of Odin Lloyd and sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.

“Judge Susan Garsh also sentenced him to between half a year and three years for unlawful possession of a firearm and one year — which he has already served — for unlawful possession of ammunition,” the story reports.

Jurors deliberated for more than 35 hours over the course of seven days before announcing their decision.

Hernandez had been scheduled to face another trial on two murder counts stemming from a 2012 incident, but the scheduled May 28 start date for that trial will be rescheduled, the report notes.

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