Live streaming coverage of the Aaron Hernandez murder trial verdict is available online, on both Apple and Android mobile devices, and will also be televised on CNN, HLN TV, and many Boston area television stations.
UPDATE: Aaron Hernandez was found guilty of murder in the first degree by a jury of 12. His sentence is forthcoming. See more on the sentencing and victims’ statements here.
The first degree murder charge was based on extreme atrocity and cruelty. #AaronHernandez
— Bob McGovern (@BobMcGovernJr) April 15, 2015
The live stream video below will play once all jurors are in the courtroom, and Judge E. Susan Garsh states that court is in session. Watch the Hernandez verdict on your mobile device by downloading the free Livestream App for iPhone or iPad, or for Android devices on Google Play.
For those who are not able to watch the reading of the verdict, get updates on Twitter through reliable media sources including the Boston Herald reporter Bob McGovern (@BobMcGovern), Liam Martin (@LiamWCVB) from ABC affiliate WCVB, and NBC-10 reporter Adam Bagni (@NBC10_Adam).
Keep in mind, once the verdict is in, it takes time to get everyone in the courtroom, so expect delays. Last month, it was announced that the verdict in the Jodi Arias case would be read at 11:30 a.m., but it didn’t actually happen until approximately 12:10 p.m.
The verdict watch started late in the day on Tuesday, April 7, after closing arguments were presented and Judge Garsh read instructions to the jury. According to ABC, 12 out of 15 jurors were selected to deliberate over the information presented in the trial that lasted just short of 10 weeks. Although jurors were told by Garsh that they could work until 4:30 p.m. each day, they requested to leave early on Friday after less than 20 hours of deliberations.
Aaron Hernandez, a former TE for the New England Patriots pleaded not guilty in the June 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd. He has been held without bail since his arrest on June 26, 2013, and charged with first-degree murder and weapons charges. The jury must reach a unanimous verdict on each of three separate charges — murder (first-degree or second-degree), gun possession and ammunition possession.
According to WCVB, the jury has to select one or both of the following theories to find Hernandez guilty of first degree murder: guilty by reason of premeditation and guilty by reason of extreme cruelty. Jurors can choose second-degree murder if they can’t prove one of the above theories, or not guilty if they cannot prove any. They do not have to prove that he was the person who shot Odin Lloyd.
Aaron Hernandez faces another murder trial after the verdict is read in the Odin Lloyd trial. Boston.com reports that he has been charged in a double murder that took place in Boston in July 2012. The trial was initially set for May 2015, but may not take place until early fall.
[Image: Boston Herald]