Former New England Patriots’ star Aaron Hernandez was found guilty Wednesday of first degree murder and faces a penalty of life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. He was also found guilty of unlawful possession of a firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition.
According to those in the courtroom, when the verdict was read, Hernandez appeared upset, looked over at his crying mother and fiancée and mouthed, “It’s ok”.
Hernandez was on trial for the shooting death of Odin Lloyd, whose body was found in a park. According to Hernandez’s attorney his client “witnessed” Lloyd’s killing, “committed by somebody he knew,” and that the former NFL player “really didn’t know what to do, so he put one foot in front of another” and moved on with his life.
And now he’ll use those feet to walk back into a jail cell and remain there for quite some time.