Former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez Found Guilty of First-Degree Murder

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Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez was found guilty of first-degree murder for slaying 27-year-old Odin Lloyd. Llyod was a landscaper and amateur weekend football player who was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancee. 

This conviction comes with a mandatory sentence of life without parole which automatically triggers an appeal to Massachusetts' highest court. Hernanadez was also found guilty on both weapons charges he faced. The jury deliberated for 36 hours before rendering the verdict.

Lloyd was shot six times in the middle of the night on June 17, 2013, in a deserted industrial park near Hernandez's home in North Attleborough... Prosecutors have suggested Lloyd may have been killed because he knew too much about Hernandez's alleged involvement in a deadly 2012 drive-by shooting in Boston. But they were not allowed to tell the jury that because the judge said it was speculation. via NFL.com

Hernandez faces further legal trouble: He is awaiting trial on murder charges in the drive-by shooting. He is accused of gunning down two men over a spilled drink at a nightclub.

According to the press release: Security video from inside Hernandez's home showed him holding what appeared to be a gun less than 10 minutes after Lloyd was killed. The surveillance system also captured Hernandez, Wallace and Ortiz relaxing at his home hours after Lloyd was shot, hanging out in the basement "man cave," lounging by the pool and cuddling Hernandez's baby daughter.

Hernandez shows no emotion as the guilty verdict is handed down to him. Watch the live video of the Aaron Hernandez trail here.