He is serving life in prison without the possibility of parole.
- June 26, 2013: Hernandez is arrested on a murder charge in Lloyd's slaying and taken from his home in handcuffs.
The former National Football League star faced eight counts total including two murder charges, three for armed assault and a charge of witness intimidation for allegedly shooting his former friend in the face in an attempt to silence him.
Hernandez turned to his long-time fiancee Jenkins and mouthed, "I love you".
"This case was always about the victims", Conley said. Bradley claims that de Abreu bumped into Hernandez, spilling some of his drink on him without an apology. One such witness was Alexander Bradley. Bradley is serving a five-year prison term in CT for firing shots at a Hartford nightclub in 2014.
Two men, Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado, are shot to death in their auto as they wait at a red light in Boston's South End neighborhood.
Hernandez's lawyers say a former Hernandez friend shot the men over a drug deal. Baez was able to attack the star witness' credibility throughout the trial against Hernandez which ultimately led to the not guilty verdict.
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Hernandez had denied killing them men. The Boston Globe reported that when asked about the laws concerning immunized witnesses, Judge Locke said that they could not convict Aaron Hernandez of the double-murder based exclusively on the testimony of an immunized witness.
- April 14, 2017: Hernandez acquitted of murder in the 2012 killings of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado.
Bradley served as the key witness for the prosecution, and much of the defense's case was based on discrediting him as a career criminal who's simply looking avoid jail time.
Hernandez did not testify in his own defense in either trial.
Aaron Hernandez has been acquitted of double murder. Did they see him as some kind of tortured celebrity?
Hernandez's professional football career came to an end following Lloyd's murder. He was not charged in the 2012 killings until 2014.