Tears flow as Aaron Hernandez gets life

2015-04-15 22:20
Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez listens as the guilty verdict is read during his murder trial. (Dominick Reuter, Pool Photo via AP)

Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez listens as the guilty verdict is read during his murder trial. (Dominick Reuter, Pool Photo via AP)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

New York - The jurors who convicted former National Football League player Aaron Hernandez of murder say there were many tears in the jury room.

The panellists spoke to the media on Wednesday afternoon, shortly after the verdict was announced and Hernandez was formally sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

The jury convicted Hernandez on all charges, including the most serious charge of first-degree murder. They found that Hernandez used extreme atrocity or cruelty in committing the killing. One juror cited the fact that Lloyd was shot six times in helping him make that determination.

They would not discuss the nature of their deliberations in the jury room.

Formally sentenced

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been formally sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for murder.

Hernandez stood impassively as the court officer announced the sentence Wednesday. It came shortly after he was found guilty on all charges in the death of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd in June 2013. Lloyd was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancée at the time.

The sentencing was a formality because a first-degree murder conviction in Massachusetts carries an automatic sentence of life without parole.

The 25-year-old Hernandez and his lawyers left the courtroom by a side door to a holding cell area after the sentence was pronounced.


Read more on:    us

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
11 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
/News
 

Man scores date with tennis superstar after Twitter bet

It’s a modern day Cinderella story, but one American man took ‘shoot your shot’ seriously in 2017.

 
 

You won't want to miss...

Who are the highest paid models of 2017?
10 gorgeous plus-sized models who aren't Ashley Graham
5 top leg exercises for men
10 best dressed men of 2017
Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.