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15th Apr 2015

Former American Football star Aaron Hernandez found guilty of murder

He'll spend the rest of his life in jail without parole

Tony Cuddihy

Aaron Hernandez is going to spend the rest of his life in jail after killing Odin Lloyd.

Hernandez once had a $40m contract with the New England Patriots but was sacked just hours after he was arrested for killing Lloyd – the boyfriend of his fiancée’s sister – in 2013.

The 25-year-old Hernandez had been considered one of the top tight-ends in the game.

During the trial, his defence team admitted he was present during the murder – Lloyd was found with six bullet holes in his body less than a mile from Hernandez’s home – but denied that he had pulled the trigger.

After seven days of jury deliberations, Hernandez was found guilty of murder and other weapons charges.