Due to a common law principle incorporated into Massachusetts state law, Aaron Hernandez will be considered an innocent man despite being convicted of murder in 2015. The law will have repercussions for the victim's family, the NFL and the Patriots.
Aaron Hernandez will spend the rest of his life behind bars after being found guilty of first-degree murder.
The sentence was handed down only half an hour after the guilty verdict was announced, as is the custom in Massachusetts murder trials.
As Aaron Hernandez's arrest for murder glooms over training camp, the New England Patriots organization have sent out quarterback Tom Brady and coach Bill Belichick to shed some light on the situation and state of the team.
According to ABC News and USA Today authorities are now investigating a possible connection of the former New England Patriots Aaron Hernandez to the double murder that took place in Boston in the summer of 2012.
New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been allegedly involved in two different shooting incidents and though no arrests have been made, he is being sued by one of the victims in Florida.