Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is currently serving a life sentence for the murder of Odin Lloyd, but on Friday he finally felt some legal victory for the first time in nearly five years.
Hernandez was standing trial for the 2012 double-murder of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado in Boston.
After the case was heard, Hernandez was found not guilty of the murders of Abreu and Furtado along with a not guilty verdict of witness intimidation. Hernandez was found guilty of unlawful possession of a firearm.
BREAKING: Aaron Hernandez found not guilty of double murder https://t.co/LaBXFOKGnH
— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) April 14, 2017
While that was a huge legal victory for Hernandez’s legal team, he will remain behind bars for the rest of his life.
Hernandez’s lawyer was Jose Baez, who was the man that previously helped Casey Anthony get acquitted in a child murder case. Baez was able to attack the star witness’ credibility throughout the trial against Hernandez which ultimately led to the not guilty verdict.
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