Attorney calls Aaron Hernandez ‘very good’ man
A former New England Patriots rising star has been acquitted on two 2012 murder charges.
Former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was facing charges for a pair of murders that happened back in 2012, but a jury acquitted him today. Bradley said Hernandez later ordered him to follow de Abreu out of the club and eventually onto the road, where Bradley said Hernandez shot the men from the vehicle.
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. The entire Boston Police Department expresses our sincerest condolences to the families of the two victims, Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado, whose lives were lost in a senseless act of violence.
But Baez says there is a way Aaron can come up with the money. Prosecutors argued that Hernandez shot them over that slight.
The former National Football League player wept as the verdicts were read, with his lawyer Ronald Sullivan later saying he had been wrongly accused.
Attorney Ronald Sullivan said that he was “delighted” by the outcome and that Hernandez was “relieved” by the verdict. The jury announced its verdict on Friday for the killings of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado in 2012.
Prosecutors attempted to connect an incident earlier that night where de Abreu accidentally spilled a drink on Hernandez.
While that was a huge legal victory for Hernandez’s legal team, he will remain behind bars for the rest of his life.
Aaron Hernandez stands at the defense table Thursday.
Conley said Friday that prosecutors would not go after Bradley in the killings because they believe they already charged the right person. Later that night, Hernandez asked Bradley to drive up next to the man’s vehicle at a stopped light.