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04/14/2017 03:45 pm ET Updated Apr 14, 2017

Former Patriots Tight End Aaron Hernandez Found Not Guilty On Double-Murder Charges

The former NFL star is already serving a life sentence for an unrelated murder.

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was found not guilty on two murder charges Friday in Massachusetts.

Hernandez, already serving a life sentence for an unrelated murder, was acquitted of first-degree murder charges in the killing two men in Boston in 2012. Prosecutors said Hernandez fatally shot Daniel De Abreu and Safiro Furtado at a traffic light, after one of the men spilled a drink on Hernandez inside a Boston nightclub.

The jury found Hernandez guilty on one count of unlawful possession of a firearm.

In 2015, the former NFL star was convicted of first-degree murder and weapons charges in the 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd. He is serving life in prison without the possibility of parole. 

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