BOSTON (AP) – The Latest on the Aaron Hernandez double murder trial (all times local):
Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez has been acquitted in a Boston double slaying that prosecutors said was fueled by his anger over a spilled drink at a nightclub.
The former tight end for the New England Patriots was acquitted of all but one charge Friday over the 2012 killings of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado.
Prosecutors said Hernandez opened fire on the men’s car because he felt disrespected when one of them bumped into him and spilled his drink.
Hernandez had denied killing them men.
He’s already serving life in prison in the death of a man who was dating his fiancee’s sister.
Jurors in the double-murder trial of ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez have begun their sixth day of deliberations.
The former New England Patriots tight end is accused of killing two men in 2012 after one of them accidentally spilled a drink on him at a Boston nightclub. His lawyers say it was Hernandez’s friend who shot the men in a drug deal.
The jury has deliberated about 32 hours over five days. Deliberations resumed Friday morning.
The 27-year-old Hernandez is already serving a life sentence in the 2013 killing of semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd.
The jury in the Lloyd case deliberated for 36 hours over seven days before convicting Hernandez of first-degree murder in April 2015.
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