Everyone has been patiently waiting to hear the verdict in the Aaron Hernandez trial, and it turns out that he was found not guilty on two different charges for murder. USA Today shared this shocking news today. It is official that former New England #Patriots tight end #Aaron Hernandez has been found not guilty of murder in the 2012 shooting. Two men were shot on a Boston street, and Hernandez life has been turned upside down since he was charged with these two murders. Of course, this is not the only time that he has been in trouble with the law and he will be spending his #Life In Prison either way.
Details of the trial come out
The verdict came out of Suffolk Superior Court late on Friday afternoon. It was revealed that Aaron has been found not guilty of shooting these two guys at a stoplight back in 2012. These charges would have been added to the charge that Aaron is already serving life in prison for at this time. Right now, Aaron Hernandez is in prison for the 2013 shooting of Oldin Lloyd, who had been dating the sister of Hernandez' fiance when he was murdered. Hernandez did get life in prison on this charge when the trial happened about two years ago.
Aaron Hernandez was found guilty on one charge today, though. According to the jury, Aaron was guilty of unlawful gun possession. He was actually sentenced to four to five years in prison for that charge.
When it comes to the murder charges, Aaron was found not guilty, which actually surprised a lot of people today. This saved him from facing more charges, but nothing is going to save him from spending time in prison for the other murder charge he was already found guilty on.
It was claimed that one of these guys spilled a drink on Aaron Hernandez earlier in the night while at a bar and this is why he came after them to murder them. It took the jury thirty-five hours of deliberation to come up with a decision on this big case. The families of both victims were there in the courtroom when this verdict was read to Hernandez. Now that Aaron was found not guilty they are going to be looking for justice in another way and hopefully figuring out who actually murdered these two men while simply sitting at a stoplight. This was about two years after he was convicted of the murder of Oldin Lloyd.
Are you shocked to hear that Aaron Hernandez was found not guilty on these charges today? Do you feel like he got lucky today? Sound off in the comments section below on your thoughts.