Aaron Hernandez has been found not guilty of first-degree murder in the killings of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado.
After six days of deliberations, the ex-NFL star was acquitted on Friday for the 2012 shooting of two men outside a Boston nightclub. Hernandez fought back tears and hugged his defense attorney as the verdicts were read. Although the former New England Patriots player faced eight counts, including two of murder, the jury convicted the ex-football player of a single charge: illegal possession of a firearm. The judge sentenced the 27-year-old to an additional four to five years in prison, aside from his existing life sentence.
The former tight end was previously convicted in April 2015 on first-degree murder charges for the killing of Odin Lloyd. He is currently serving a life in prison sentence without the possibility of parole.