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A Boston jury has acquitted former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez of double homicide charges stemming from a 2012 incident outside of a Boston nightclub.

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Hernandez was charged with the murders of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado. The prosecution alleged that Hernandez shot de Abreu and Furtado to death after de Abreu had spilled a drink on him in a club. Prosecutors claimed that Hernandez and and Alexander Bradley, who testified against Hernandez during the trial, followed de Abreu and Furtado by car, at which point Hernandez fired a .38 handgun into a car that de Abreu, Furtado, and three other people were in. Today, the jury found Hernandez not guilty of those charges.

Hernandez was also acquitted of five other charges:

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  • Three counts of armed assault with intent to murder—one count for each of the three passengers in the BMW who were not murdered with de Abreu and Furtado.
  • One count of assault and battery by means of a deadly weapon.
  • One witness intimidation charge relating to an incident in which he allegedly shot Bradley.

Hernandez was found guilty of one count of unlawful possession of a firearm. Hernandez is currently serving a life sentence for the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd.