A jury has concluded, Aaron Hernandez, who was on trial for double murder, is innocent. The former New England Patriots player has just been found “not guilty” of murdering two people in a 2012 drive-by shooting. The jury took 35 hours over 6 days deliberating the case.

Prosecutors claimed 27-year-old Hernandez killed Daniel Abreu and Safiro Furtado on July 16, 2012 because one of them spilled a drink on him in a Boston club earlier that night. The families of both Abreu and Furtado were in the courtroom when the verdict was read. The ex-New England Patriots player was previously convicted of 1st degree murder and sentenced to life in prison in 2015 for killing semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd. h/t tmz


The acquittal comes almost exactly 2 years after Hernandez was convicted of murdering Lloyd. That verdict was reached on April 15th, 2015.