Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez guilty of gun charge
Jurors ruled Hernandez was not guilty of first-degree murder in the killings of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado shortly after an alleged run-in at a Boston nightclub.
Aaron Hernandez was acquitted Friday on charges that he murdered two men in a drive-by shooting outside a Boston nightclub in 2012.
Hernandez's lawyers pinned the murder on a friend, Alexander Bradley, who was driving Hernandez's Toyota 4Runner the night of the the shooting.
The verdict comes nearly two years to the day that Hernandez was found guilty of murdering semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd. Hernandez would only be found guilty of an illegal firearm charge from the time the double murders took place. He's still serving a life sentence for the murder.
"A family lost two members and that was a tragedy", said Hernandez' defense attorney Ronald Sullivan.
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Unlike the most recent double murder case against Hernandez, the argument that Hernandez killed Lloyd in Bristol County was "much stronger", both Tracy and Weymouth said. He is simply not going to have another sentence added on top of that, other than the four to five years. A few moments later, he looked back at his fiancee and nodded somberly as relatives of the victims sobbed loudly. He is now imprisoned for shooting up a club in Hartford, Connecticut, in an unrelated incident.
"These were two hardworking, humble, Cape Verdean immigrants".
Hernandez had denied killing them men. Bradley was the main witness for the prosecution.
Hernandez wept as the jury announced the not guilty charges. We base our decision based on the evidence presented and the law.
Finally, prosecutors pointed to Hernandez's tattoos as confessions of the crimes.
Prosecutors attempted to connect an incident earlier that night where de Abreu accidentally spilled a drink on Hernandez.