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Aaron Hernandez found guilty in Odin Lloyd murder

At the time of the murder, Aaron Hernandez had a $40 million contract with the New England Patriots.

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Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been found guilty of first-degree murder of Odin Lloyd.

The charge carries a penalty of life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.

Hernandez, 25, was charged with killing Odin Lloyd, 27, on June 17, 2013. Lloyd, who was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancee, was found shot to death in an abandoned industrial yard.

Prosecutors had alleged that Hernandez and two other men picked up Lloyd from his house and brought him to the industrial park near the Patriots' Gillette Stadium, about a mile from Hernandez's home.

After nearly 36 hours of deliberations, a Boston jury found Hernandez guilty in the death of Lloyd, a semi-professional football player. Lloyd was shot six times and died in the industrial park. The verdict comes after weeks of testimony from multiple witnesses, including Patriots' owner Robert Kraft.

Hernandez was also found guilty of carrying a firearm without a license, 2 charges of carrying a large-capacity firearm, possession of ammunition without FID card and possession of firearm without FID card.

At the time of the murder, Hernandez had a $40 million contract with the Patriots. Aaron Hernandez still faces trial for July 2012 alleged murders of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado. The shooting allegedly occurred after all men left a night club on the evening in question. The case is scheduled for May 28 but is likely to be delayed following Wednesday's conviction.