Aaron Hernandez found not guilty in double-murder trial

The former Patriots star was cited more than a dozen times for violations and was reportedly a member of the Bloods gang while in prison.

Former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been found not guilty in his double-murder trial in Suffolk (Mass.) Superior Court, according to multiple reports.

Hernandez, 27, is already serving a life sentence for first-degree murder in the death ofOdin L. Lloyd in June 2013.

Hernandez hadpleaded not guilty to killing Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado in a drive-by shooting in Boston’s South End earlyJuly 16, 2012. Prosecutors contendedHernandez fired into theircar because he felt disrespected when one of the men bumped into him and spilled his drink at a Boston club.

Three hours of closing arguments last Thursday capped a trial that began March 1 and in which 70 witnesses testified. Hernandez did not take the stand.

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Hernandez, 27, is already serving a life sentence for first-degree murder in the death ofOdin L. Lloyd in June 2013.

The jury also acquitted him of witness intimidation for shooting the prosecution's star witness, Alexander Bradley, in Florida in 2013.

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