Former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is a convicted murderer who will never see the light of day again. That is the only comfort the families of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado can find after their day in court. Hernandez was back in a Boston courtroom today as he listened to a jury find him not guilty of the 2012 double murder of de Abreu and Furtado.
The two men came into contact with the former tight end at a Boston night club. Allegedly, Hernandez felt some type of way after de Abreu bumped into him and caused him to spill his drink. Yes, these two men were allegedly murdered over a spilled drink. Hernandez’s defense lawyers tried to point the finger at his friend Alexander Bradley who was with Hernandez at the club on the night of the shootings. He is the one who explained the spilled drink story to the court. He is also currently serving five years for shooting at a nightclub in a separate event. Hernandez was charged and acquitted of witness intimidation after allegedly shooting Bradley in the face after the double murder.
Hernandez was convicted on one count of unlawful possession of a firearm. The judge added an additional, but separate sentence of five years. He is currently serving a life sentence in connection with the murder of former semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd. He has not played in the NFL since 2013, shortly after he was arrested for Lloyd’s murder the Patriots decided to release him.