Former NFL player Aaron Hernandez was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole on Wednesday, reports The Associate Press. Hernandez was sent down for first degree murder of an ex friend Odin Lloyd.
The incident happened on 17 June 2013 when Hernandez took Lloyd to a secluded industrial site and murdered him. The deceased was shot six times. Two other names were found associated with this murder, Carlos Ortiz and Ernest Wallace, both of their DNAs were found on a joint near the dead body.
Hernandez’s attorney James Sultan for the first time admitted that Hernandez was present at the shooting. Sultan said he was just a kid who was scared but had no involvement in the murder.
“Did he make all the right decisions? No. He was a 23-year-old kid who witnessed something, a shocking killing, committed by someone he knew. He didn’t know what to do, so he just put one foot in front of the other.”
The reason how police instantly linked the murder with Hernandez was, they found the key of a car rented by Hernandez in Lloyd’s pocket. After the 25 year old athlete was arrested the NFL team dropped him immediately.
Although Hernandez was a great athlete but District Attorney Thomas Quinn said it did not matter what he was, what matters is what he has done. He has committed a first degree murder.
“The jury found that he was just a man who committed a brutal murder. The fact that he was a professional athlete meant nothing in the end.”
Aaron Hernandez was one of the most promising athlete and started his career at the NFL in 2010. After his second game he became the youngest player to have 100 receiving yards in the last 50 years.