Transcript for Former NFL Star Given Life Sentence for First-Degree Murder
It's a dramatic downfall for a young man worth millions, once one of the best players at his position. Ma Mara schiavocampo is here with more on this. Good morning, Mara. Reporter: Robin, good morning. He had it all. But now will be in prison for the rest of his life. Jurors deliberated for 35 hours over 6 days. Concluding the one-time pro athlete was a cold-blooded killer. Guilty of murder in the first degree. Reporter: This morning, convicted of first-degree murder. The 25-year-old showing no emotion before falling into his seat. As hi mother and fiance sobbed, he reportedly turned and mouthed the words, be strong. Just feet away, the victim's mother, also crying. He was my strength. I love him dearly. Reporter: The conviction is a stunning fall from grace for Hernandez. Hernandez to the 12 yard line. Reporter: A star tight end for a super bowl championship-winning team. With a $40 million contract. And a lavish mansionoutside Boston. Prosecutors say he threw it all away, organize straiting the murder of his friend, Odin Lloyd in 2013. This was just about a murder occurring. A brutal, senseless murder. Reporter: The prosecution had no motive or murder weapon. But claimed this security video from Hernandez's home showed him holding a gun less than ten minutes after Lloyd's death. And that this box, later carried out by Hernandez's fiance contained the murder weapon. Some of us got there for didn't reasons. Was ultimately reached the same conclusion. Reporter: Now $5 million of his assets are frozen. For now, at a prison, just one mile from the stadium where he was a star. And Hernandez's legal troubles are not over. He still faces durable murder charges for a drive-by shooting in 201. Fishlgs say he killed two men over a spilled drink at a club. Not over for Hernandez. Thank you, Mara.
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