Aaron Hernandez found guilty of first-degree murder – Fox News

DEVELOPING: Aaron Hernandez, the former New England Patriots star tight end, was convicted Wednesday of first degree murder in the killing Odin Lloyd in June 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.

At the time, Hernandez had a $40 million contract with the Patriots.

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.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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