Our state of the art HD remote studio in Fort Lauderdale covering the Aaron Hernandez Trial. We welcomed back, Judge Larry Seidlin to our green screen studio set as he was live on CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin discussing the jury’s guilty verdict. The former NFL New England Patriots football star was found guilty of first degree murder in the shooting death of Odin Llyod back in June 2013. The trial lasted ten weeks and the jury found Hernandez guilty of first degree murder because the killing was committed with “extreme atrocity and cruelty.” The jury came to their unanimous guilty verdict after more than 35 hours of deliberations.
Despite the prosecution unable to produce the weapon used in the murder, jurors heard testimony from 132 state witnesses. Hernandez was on the brink of a promising NFL career signing a contract worth 40 million dollars. Among those who testified during the trial was New England Patriots Owner Robert Kraft. After the jury rendered its verdict, the judge sentenced Hernandez to life in prison without the possibility of parole.