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Ex-pro Hernandez gets life sentence without parole

2 years 1 month 2 weeks ago April 15, 2015 Apr 15, 2015 Wednesday, April 15 2015 April 15, 2015 9:53 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Michelle Smith

FALL RIVER, MA - Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been formally sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for murder.

Hernandez stood impassively as the court officer announced the sentence Wednesday. It came shortly after he was found guilty on all charges in the death of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd in June 2013. Lloyd was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancee at the time.

The sentencing was a formality because a first-degree murder conviction in Massachusetts carries an automatic sentence of life without parole.

The 25-year-old Hernandez and his lawyers left the courtroom by a side door to a holding cell area after the sentence was pronounced.

IMAGE: ABC News

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