So yeah, Aaron Hernandez was just found NOT GUILTY of a double murder rap for a 2012 drive by shooting. According to TMZ,
The jury spent more than 35 hours over 6 days deliberating the case. Hernandez was only found guilty on one lesser charge — illegal possession of a firearm. He was sentenced to serve between 4 and 5 years in prison for that conviction. Prosecutors claimed 27-year-old Hernandez killed Daniel Abreu and Safiro Furtado on July 16, 2012 because one of them spilled a drink on him in a Boston club earlier that night. The families of both Abreu and Furtado were in the courtroom when the verdict was read. The ex-New England Patriots player was previously convicted of 1st degree murder and sentenced to life in prison in 2015 for killing semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd. The acquittal comes almost exactly 2 years after Hernandez was convicted of murdering Lloyd. That verdict was reached on April 15, 2015.
I’m not sure what this accomplishes for Hernandez or anyone for that matter. The guy still brutally murdered Odin Lloyd and he’s still going to be in jail for the rest of his life. It would be one thing if we found out the jury verdict and said “Hernandez is back on the Patriots!” This is one of the most anti-climactic verdicts in criminal history. I feel horrible for the victims families of the 2012 drive-by but for what reasons this is “new” I have no idea.