dglobalnews.com Jury begin 6th day of deliberations in Aaron Hernandez trial
Published: Sat, April 15, 2017
Global Media | By Cecelia Webb

Jury begin 6th day of deliberations in Aaron Hernandez trial

Jury begin 6th day of deliberations in Aaron Hernandez trial

When Hernandez was convicted in the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd, jurors deliberated for 36 hours over seven days.

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been found not guilty in a double murder.

The decision comes two years after another MA jury found the former National Football League tight end guilty of murdering an acquaintance in an industrial park near his home in June 2013. The former NFL player is already serving a life sentence in the 2013 killing of semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd. "They want you to say he's a celebrity, he's different from us", Baez told the jury in his closing argument.

Hernandez is already facing life in prison for the murder of Lloyd.

"We're disappointed", Suffolk County district attorney Daniel Conley told reporters. Both he and Gomes-Sanches testified against Hernandez, though neither could positively identify him in court as the shooter.

Bradley claimed Hernandez became enraged after de Abreu bumped into him while dancing, spilling his drink.

The defense team pointed the finger at Alexander Bradley, a close friend of Hernandez who was with him the night of the shootings.

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However, jurors did convict him of unlawful possession of a firearm.

Hernandez, 27, was acquitted in Suffolk Superior Court Friday afternoon on charges of killing Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado in a drive-by shooting in Boston's South End in the early morning hours of July 16, 2012 and other charges, including witness intimidation.

Jury forewoman Lindsey Stringer read a statement outside court noting the more than 70 witnesses and over 380 exhibits presented in the case.

Hernandez denied killing them.

Hernandez's lawyers said it was Bradley - an admitted drug dealer - who shot the men over a drug deal.

Prosecutors said the 2012 killings of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado were fueled by Hernandez's anger over a spilled drink at the club.

We deliberated for six days.

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