Aaron Hernandez will spend the rest of his life in prison without chance of release after being found guilty of first-degree murder today.
The former NFL star appeared stunned at the verdict, sinking into his chair and shaking his head amid audible gasps around the Massachusetts courtroom on Wednesday morning.
Hernandez’s mother, Terri, and fiancée, Shayanna Jenkins, broke down in sobs and rocked each other back and forth as each juror pronounced the former Pats player guilty on all charges, including murder by extreme atrocity or cruelty.
The mother of victim Odin Lloyd, Ursula Ward, sobbed and pumped her fist. Lloyd’s girlfriend and Shayanna’s sister, Shaneah Jenkins, wept beside the victim’s mother, just feet away across the aisle from her estranged sister.
Hernandez also has another murder trial ahead of him in Boston, where he is accused of shooting two Cape Verdean men dead after a dispute at a nightclub in 2012.