- Disgraced former American football star Aaron Hernandez, who is already serving a life sentence for murder, was cleared Friday of killing two other men in Boston in 2012. The 27-year-old was accused of killing Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado in a drive-by shooting in July 2012 in Boston's South End after an altercation outside a night club. The former NFL player pleaded not guilty in the Massachusetts trial. On Friday, the jury acquitted Hernandez on seven of eight charges after reportedly deliberating for 37 hours. He was convicted only on an illegal firearms charge. The other charges against Hernandez included armed assault with intent to murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Hernandez was overcome with emotion as the verdict was read, moving his head from side to side, wiping his eyes and weeping.