Wed April 15, 2015
Former New England Patriots' star Aaron Hernandez nodded no as jurors in his Massachusetts trial found him guilty Wednesday of first degree murder, which carries a penalty of life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.
Hernandez was also found guilty of unlawful possession of a firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition. The May 28 start of another trial that Hernandez had faced -- on two murder counts tied to an incident in 2012 -- has been moved, said Suffolk County, Massachusetts, district attorney's spokesman Jake Wark. Wark said he expects that trial will be rescheduled "in the coming days."
Hernandez was on trial for the shooting death of Odin Lloyd, whose body was found in a Massachusetts industrial park in June 2013. Lloyd's family appeared anxious in the Fall River, Massachusetts, courtroom prior to the verdict, as did the mother of Hernandez. After the verdict, Lloyd's relatives thanked and embraced members of the prosecution team.