VIDEO, IMAGES: Aaron Hernandez Found Guilty of First-Degree Murder
Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was found guilty this morning on all charges, including first-degree murder, in the 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd.
The jury had deliberated for parts of seven days after a 41-day trial.
Lloyd, 27, 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.
During portions of the trial, the sisters sat on opposite sides of the courtroom.
Hernandez had little expression when the guilty verdict came down.
Hernandez received a $40 million contract from the team in 2012 after starring alongside Rob Gronkowski in the New England offense.
Lloyd's mother wept when the verdict came down.
Hernandez's fiancee, Shayanna Jenkins, was also shown crying when the verdict was read, and was comforted by Hernandez's mother.
An officer then placed Hernandez in handcuffs. He has been held without bail since his June 2013 arrest.
Hernandez also faces trial for allegedly carrying out a drive-by double murder in 2012 in Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
He faces a separate civil proceeding for allegedly shooting a friend in the face outside a Florida strip club in 2013.
Prosecutors were not allowed to mention those incidents during the trial.
Prosecutors said Hernandez planned the killing and then helped cover it up. They won a first-degree murder conviction despite having no eyewitnesses and no murder weapon.
The high-priced defense team argued Hernandez had no motive to kill Lloyd, pinning the shooting on Hernandez's two friends.
Hernandez was later sentenced to life in prison without parole.