Ex-Patriots star Aaron Hernandez found guilty of 1st-degree murder
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has been found guilty of first-degree murder.
A Massachusetts jury on Wednesday found Hernandez killed Odin Lloyd on June 17, 2013. Lloyd was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancee. He was found shot six times in an industrial park less than a mile from Hernandez's home.
At the time, Hernandez had a $40 million contract with the Patriots.
The jury resumed deliberations for a seventh day Wednesday, deciding whether to convict Hernandez of murder.
The jurors have deliberated for around 35 hours since last week. They appeared briefly in court Wednesday morning before leaving to continue their work.
Little is known about the seven women and five men on the jury. During jury selection, each filled out a confidential questionnaire asking things such as whether they were Patriots fans and whether they had attended Patriots games. The judge questioned each one privately.
One juror was later removed from the case for apparently misrepresenting her answers.
Two others were removed for undisclosed reasons.