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Aaron Hernandez Guilty, Gets Life In Prison

ONE MURDER RAP DOWN, TWO TO GO …  || By FITSNEWS || Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been found guilty of murder in the 2013 shooting death of his former friend, semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd. Hernandez, 25, was sentenced to life in prison without the…

ONE MURDER RAP DOWN, TWO TO GO … 

|| By FITSNEWS || Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been found guilty of murder in the 2013 shooting death of his former friend, semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd.

Hernandez, 25, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for killing Lloyd – although his conviction will be automatically appealed per Massachusetts state law.  For those of you keeping score at home, the Bay State hasn’t executed anyone since 1947 – and courts effectively banned the punishment in 1975.

Seven years later, voters moved to reinstate the death penalty via a constitutional amendment – but two years after that, in 1984, a court struck the new law down.

“Aaron Hernandez may have been a well-known New England Patriots football player,” said Thomas Quinn, the attorney who prosecuted the case.  “However, in the end, the jury found that he was just a man who committed a brutal murder.”

Not just one, either … allegedly.

In addition to the Lloyd case, Hernandez stands accused of gunning down Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado – and wounding another victim – following an encounter at a Boston nightclub in July 2012.

That case remained unsolved for months as Hernandez continued to play for the Patriots.  In fact he signed a five-year, $40 million contract with the team just one month after the shooting – which was reportedly precipitated by de Abreu accidentally bumping into Hernandez at a night club, causing him to spill his drink.

Hernandez played in thirty-eight NFL games from 2010-12, catching 175 passes for 1,956 yards and eighteen touchdowns.  Prior to his NFL career (which included a 2011 Pro Bowl designation), he played three seasons at the University of Florida – winning first team All-American honors as well as the John Mackey Award as the nation’s best tight end in 2009.

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14 comments

Bible Thumper April 15, 2015 at 4:33 pm

Life in prison,OK. How long before he can play football again?

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shifty henry April 15, 2015 at 10:26 pm

perhaps with real balls…..

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Great Idea April 16, 2015 at 9:02 am

Just start up a Prison Football League, each federal prison has its own team. Televise it for the rest of us to watch in the comfort of our own home. Since it is prison, fights, even using homemade weapons, does not get you expelled from the game, but it will result in a 15-yard penalty. The best players will probably be traded by the wardens to the supermax prisons where they have a good shot of winning the championship.

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Derek April 15, 2015 at 4:34 pm

Life with the possibility of cornhole.

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just a guy April 15, 2015 at 5:50 pm

Certified Gangster a la Jong Gotti

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Silvio Dante April 15, 2015 at 10:08 pm

Was he in the Asian mafia?

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TontoBubbaGoldstein April 16, 2015 at 5:51 am

Jong Gotti

Wasn’t he the Dutch mafioso with the fear of flying?

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shifty henry April 15, 2015 at 11:20 pm

just another thug…..

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idcydm April 15, 2015 at 5:15 pm

You can’t fix stupid.

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Rocky April 15, 2015 at 5:20 pm

Longest Yard sequel?

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Squishy123 April 15, 2015 at 6:16 pm

Why work for $40 million when you can sit back and have people provide for you for free.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein April 15, 2015 at 6:37 pm

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez…

Soon he’ll be a wide receiver!!!

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shifty henry April 15, 2015 at 7:12 pm

After his first few prison showers, he realized why they
call a prison term a ‘stretch’.
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Why won’t prison life be much different from playing for the Patriots?
He will still have big guys opening holes for him.

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Squishy123 April 16, 2015 at 8:57 am

Well if nobody else is going to state the obvious… “You can take the boy out of the hood…”

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