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Ex-NFL Star Aaron Hernandez Acquitted Of Double Murder

Former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez was found not guilty in a double homicide case.
Posted at 10:01 PM, Apr 14, 2017

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was found not guilty of two murders from a 2012 incident.

Prosecutors said Hernandez killed two men at a stoplight after one of them spilled a drink on him at a club. Defense attorneys said the case was made up of "smoke and mirrors" and attacked the credibility of the prosecution's witnesses.

Hernandez was also acquitted on witness intimidation charges, though he was convicted of unlawful possession of a gun and faces a four- to five-year sentence.

Hernandez is already serving a life sentence for the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd. Prosecutors weren't allowed to mention his prior conviction.

Hernandez's attorney said he believes he can get that murder conviction overturned on appeal.