Aaron Hernandez Found Guilty of First-Degree Murder

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Aaron Hernandez had the world at his fingertips--a contract with the New England Patriots--and a potential future of fortune and fame. Just moments ago he was found guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Odin Lloyd, and saw that life come to a very abrupt end.

In addition, Hernandez was found guilty of unlawful possession of a firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition.

When the verdict was read, Aaron Hernandez was visibly upset--fidgeting and taking deep breaths. His lawyer put an arm around his shoulders.

When Aaron Hernandez looked over and saw both his mother and fiancee--Shayanna Jenkins--weeping, he mouthed to them, "It's okay.'

CNN is now reporting that Aaron Hernandez will once again go to trial--next month, in fact--in the murder of two men outside of a Boston bar.

Aaron Hernandez was on trial for the shooting death of Odin Lloyd. Lloyd's body was found in an industrial park in Massachusetts not far from Aaron Hernandez's home.

According to CNN, prosecutors say Lloyd was seen June 17, 2013, around 2:30 a.m. with Hernandez and Hernandez's friends, Carlos Ortiz and Ernest Wallace, in a rented silver Nissan Altima. Later that day, a jogger found his body. He had been shot multiple times.

Odin Lloyd, who was working for a landscaping firm at the time of his death, played football for the Boston Bandits, the oldest semi-pro team in Boston.

Aaron Hernandez will now spend the rest of his life behind bars.

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.