This verdict finally seals the downfall of an athlete who once had a $40million contract and a standout career ahead of him.
The 25-year old Hernandez looked to his right and pursed his lips after the jury forewoman read the verdict. The first-degree murder conviction carries a mandatory sentence of life in prison without parole in the slaying of Odin Lloyd, a 27-year-old landscaper and amateur weekend football player who was dating the sister of Hernandez’s fiancée.
Hernandez’s mother, Terri, and his fiancée, Shayanna Jenkins, cried and gasped when they heard the verdict. Shayanna Jenkins wept on his mother’s shoulder. Hernandez later mouthed to them: 'Be strong. Be strong.'
Source: Daily Mail