Aaron Hernandez, the former completely new England Patriots tight end, was found not guilty of a drive-by shooting in Boston in 2012.
He was also acquitted on Friday of witness intimidation at Suffolk Superior Court in Boston. The jury had been deliberating since April 7.
Hernandez was convicted of the unlawful carrying of a .38-caliber revolver. He was sentenced to four to a few years in prison for which offense.
Mr. Hernandez, 27, is usually already serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole through a 2015 first-degree murder conviction from the killing of Odin Lloyd, who was dating the sister of Mr. Hernandez’s fiancée, Shayanna Jenkins. He has appealed which verdict. Mr. Hernandez’s motive in which case, prosecutors said, was which Mr. Lloyd spoke with people Mr. Hernandez did not like at a bar in Boston.
from the case which just concluded, Mr. Hernandez was accused of killing Daniel de Abreu in addition to Safiro Furtado. Prosecutors said the killings were prompted by one of the men bumping into Mr. Hernandez at a nightclub.
Defense lawyers said a former friend of Mr. Hernandez’s, Alexander Bradley, had committed the crime. Mr. Bradley testified for the prosecution from the case.
Mr. Bradley testified which two hours after the incident, in which a drink was spilled, Mr. Hernandez fired at the men in their car.
The witness intimidation charge stemmed through the shooting of Mr. Bradley seven months later; prosecutors said Mr. Hernandez was trying to prevent him through testifying.
Chicago Bears wide receiver Deonte Thompson, a former teammate of Mr. Hernandez’s at the University of Florida, also testified at the trial about the friendship of Mr. Hernandez in addition to Mr. Bradley.
Mr. Hernandez’s lawyer, Jose Baez, is usually known for having secured an acquittal in 2011 for Casey Anthony, who was accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee.
Mr. Hernandez grew up in a tough neighborhood in Bristol, Conn., in addition to was a fourth-round draft pick after college. He played three years from the N.F.L., catching 175 passes for 18 touchdowns. He signed a $40 million contract extension in 2012 to continue playing for the Patriots.
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