(David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via AP, Pool)
(David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via AP, Pool)

A verdict has been reached in the murder trial of former NFL star Aaron Hernandez. Aaron Hernandez has been found guilty of first-degree murder and was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

FOX News Radio's Tonya J. Powers reports:

The jury has found Aaron Hernandez guilty of first-degree murder, guilty on the firearms charge, and guilty of the possession of ammunition.

This was the seventh day of deliberations. They had just started deliberating this morning when they returned that verdict.

The former New England Patriots tight end was accused in the 2013 shooting death of Odin Lloyd. Lloyd was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancee at the time.

Lloyd was shot six times in an industrial park near Hernandez's home. A man described as a friend of Hernandez, who was, like I said, engaged to the sister of Hernandez' fiancee.

Prosecutors tried to prove over two months of testimony while that Hernandez may not have been the trigger man in Lloyd's murder that he had a hand, or perhaps the hand, in orchestrating it.

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