Former New England Patriots Star Aaron Hernandez Acquitted In Double Murder Case

David Hookstead | Contributor

Aaron Hernandez was acquitted of double homicide Friday afternoon.

The former New England Patriots star was accused of murdering Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado following a Boston nightclub confrontation in 2012, but the jury didn’t believe there was enough evidence to convict.

(Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

FOXBORO, MA – DECEMBER 10: Aaron Hernandez #81 of the New England Patriots smiles from the sidelines in the fourth quarter during a game against the Houston Texans at Gillette Stadium on December 10, 2012 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

However, Hernandez won’t be walking free anytime soon. He is currently serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole for the murder of Odin Lloyd.

The University of Florida product played three seasons for the Patriots before he was arrested and cut for the murder of Lloyd.

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