Verdict Announced In The Aaron Hernandez Case
The Associated Press has revealed the outcome of Hernandez's murder trial.
Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has been found guilty of first-degree murder.
A Massachusetts jury found Hernandez killed Odin Lloyd on June 17, 2013. Lloyd was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancee. He was found shot six times in an industrial park less than a mile from Hernandez's home.
Hernandez's lawyer acknowledged during closing arguments that he was there when Lloyd was killed. But he pinned the shooting on Hernandez's two friends, saying his client was a 23-year-old kid who didn't know what to do.
Prosecutors said Hernandez planned the killing and then helped cover it up.
The conviction carries a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole.