Former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is serving life in prison for the murder of Odin Lloyd, but the legal case surrounding Lloyd’s death is not over, and today another verdict was reached.
In that verdict, a friend of Hernandez, Ernest Wallace, was convicted of being an accessory after the fact. But Wallace was acquitted of murder in the case.
Prosecutors have said that Hernandez is the one who pulled the trigger in the shooting death of Lloyd, but that he could not have carried out the killing without the help of Wallace. At trial, Wallace’s lawyer pointed the finger at Hernandez, saying Wallace had no idea that Hernandez was going to kill Lloyd.
Wallace was sentenced to four and a half to seven years in prison.
In addition to the murder of Lloyd, Hernandez is accused of murdering two other people outside a Boston nightclub in 2012. He is awaiting trial in that murder case.