Aaron Hernandez Sentenced to Life After Murder Conviction

Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has been found guilty of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

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Hernandez, 25, was charged with killing Odin Lloyd, 27, on June 17, 2013. Lloyd, who was dating the sister of Hernandez’s fiancee, was found shot to death in an abandoned industrial yard.

In addition to the murder charge, Hernandez was found guilty of unlawful possession of a firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition. As the verdict was read against him this morning, Hernandez sat down. His mother, Terri Hernandez, and fiancee, Shayanna Jenkins, burst into tears after the football player was found guilty. Jenkins had testified, with immunity, for the prosecution.

Lloyd’s mother, seated among relatives, also sobbed in the courtroom.

After the sentencing hearing, state Assistant District Attorney William McCauley told reporters the verdict was “a relief.”

“It was quite a relief,” McCauley, the lead prosecutor, said. “We’re the front person and we have so many people counting on us to bring about a successful result.”

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