Former Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez Found Not-Guilty In Double Murder Case

Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez (L) smiles at his defense attorney Michael Fee as he appears in court at the Fall River Justice Center in Fall River, Massachusetts December 23, 2013. The former NFL tight end is charged in the fatal shooting of his friend, Odin Lloyd, in June 2013. REUTERS/Matt Stone/Pool (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW SPORT FOOTBALL) - RTX16SPU

Aaron Hernandez stood trial today for two counts of 1st degree murder, after being alleged of killing two men in a drive-by shooting in Boston back in 2012. After the two month long trial, he was found not guilty.

Here’s the verdict being read in the courtroom:

Prosecutors said the then 27-year-old Patriots star TE shot and killed Daniel Abreu and Safiro Furtado on July 16, 2012 because one of them spilled a drink on him while in a club earlier the same night.

The incident is downplayed by Hernandez’s more notable case, where he was found guilty of killing Odin Lloyd in 2015. Currently serving out that life-sentence, he can still appeal that verdict and be granted another trial. 

(Boston Globe, TMZ)