Former NFL Player Aaron Hernandez Found Guilty of First-Degree Murder

epa04694088 Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez listens to testimony during his murder trial, at Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Massachusetts, USA, 06 April 2015. Hernandez is accused of the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd.  EPA/TED FITZGERALD / POOL
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Twenty-five-year-old Aaron Hernandez, a former tight end for the New England Patriots, was found guilty of first-degree murder by a jury in Massachusetts on Wednesday, after more than 35 hours of deliberation. The verdict means a mandatory sentence of life in prison — without parole — for Hernandez. Although the case involving the death of Odin Lloyd, whom prosecutors argued the defendant killed because he “spoke at a Boston bar with people Mr. Hernandez did not like,” according to the Times, is now resolved, Hernandez faces murder charges in another pending case involving a drive-by shooting in Boston.