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.
Aaron Hernandez found NOT guilty on both counts in 2012 double murder in Boston.
— Ben Volin (@BenVolin) April 14, 2017
Here’s the verdict being read in the courtroom:
— Liam Martin (@LiamWBZ) April 14, 2017
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.