Ex-New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been found guilty of 1st Degree Murder of former semi-professional football player, Odin Lloyd. In addition to the murder charges, Hernandez was also found guilty of holding a gun and ammunition.
On June 16, 2013, Hernandez and two of his friends, Carlos Ortiz and Ernest Wallace drove to Boston, MA in a rented Nissan Altima to pick up Odin Lloyd. The next day, Lloyd’s lifeless body was found in an empty industrial lot. Knowing Lloyd had most recently been with Hernandez, the police quickly showed up to his house for questioning. Folks at STX Entertainment have learned that police made the arrest just a few weeks later and Hernandez has remained in police custody ever since.
The court trial has been grueling for Hernandez and his family. It included 131 prosecution witnesses and two defense witnesses. A weapon was never recovered, however many speculate Shayanna Jenkins, the mother of Hernandez’s daughter through it away upon his instruction.
Both Lloyd and Hernandez were friends, having met in August 2012. Some speculate Hernandez may have had motive to harm Lloyd, as he had some trust issues with him. However this is purely speculation and there has been no direct motive to indicate bad blood between the two men.
Hernandez has had a rough go ever since his time of being signed with the New England Patriots. No longer on the team, he is also due to face trial for a double homicide that occurred in 2012.