by Associated Press
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron
Hernandez has been formally sentenced to life in prison without the
possibility of parole for murder.
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
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.