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CT attorney said there wasn't enough evidence in Hernandez trial

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Former New England Patriots player, and Bristol native, Aaron Hernandez was found guilty of murder on Wednesday.

There are mixed reactions as some people didn't think that should have happened, while others think the decision was justified.

Aaron Hernandez was an athlete who once had a $40 million contract and a standout career ahead of him.

However, some Connecticut attorneys said they didn't think there was enough evidence for a guilty verdict.

“It was somewhat surprising, after all this time, that he was found guilty,” said Attorney Walter Hussey.

Hernandez was found guilty of first-degree murder, which was a late night shooting, and he was sentenced to life in prison.

It took six days for the 12-person jury to deliberate.

“The longer it lasts, often times it's a mistrial so it's really hard to say without speaking to those people on why they came to that conclusion,” Hussey said.

On an attorney standpoint, Hussey said he didn't think there was enough evidence.

“To me there was no evidence on the big question of who did it and why did it happen,” he said.

While Hernandez's lawyer admitted his client was present for the murder, he said the shooting was done by one of Hernandez's friends.

A jury thought differently on Wednesday.

Hernandez still has a long, legal road ahead of him.

He is charged in a 2012 double killing in Boston, accused in the drive-by shooting of two men who he said he felt disrespected him at a night club.

He pleaded not guilty to murder in that case.

Hernandez will be in a prison that is just a few miles away from where the Patriots play at Gillette Stadium.

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