Thursday, April 16, 2015

Former NFL Star Aaron Hernandez Being Sentenced To Life In Prison Is A Sad Reminder To Stay On The Straight And Narrow Path In Life (Video)

Former NFL football star, Aaron Hernandez, has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole, for the execution style murder of his friend and aspiring athlete, Odin Lloyd. On the seventh day of deliberations, a Boston jury correctly convicted the former New England Patriots millionaire in the shooting death of 27-year-old Lloyd, finding him guilty of first degree murder, which carries an automatic life sentence. Lloyd's body was found in an industrial field a mile from Hernandez's mansion, riddled with bullets.

According to reports, 25-year-old Hernandez disliked something Lloyd said and was killed as a result. Hernandez, a gang member, also faces murder charges in a second case, regarding the deaths of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado. Hernandez stands accused of shooting into de Abreu and Furtado's BMW motor car outside a Boston night club, killing the two men and wounding a third passenger, over a spilled drink.

Aaron Hernandez

Hernandez also shot a friend in the face over a bar tab, causing him to lose his eye. In another incident, Hernandez shot a man in a limo after they visited a Miami strip club. Hernandez also engaged in fights at bars and frequently patronized strip clubs. At age 17, Hernandez punched and ruptured the eardrum of a restaurant employee, who escorted him off the premises for non-payment of a bar tab. It is clear Hernandez is a danger to the public.

Hernandez's story is lamentable. He came from poverty and signed a $44,000,000 deal with award winning NFL team the New England Patriots. He had it all - good looks, athletic ability, a pretty fiancée, a beautiful baby daughter, wealth, a mansion and sports cars. Hernandez legitimately made it off his God given athletic ability. However, a series of poor choices in refusing to let the criminal lifestyle go and consorting with criminals, wreaked havoc on his life and that of his murder victims.

Police arrested Hernandez at his mansion

Now Hernandez is facing the rest of his life behind bars, mounting civil lawsuits and frozen assets in the millions over his criminal behavior that greatly harmed others. It is a very difficult thing to face and one he will regret for the rest of his life, but the jury came to the right conclusion. No one has the right to deprive another of their life, outside the confines of the law (i.e. death penalty levied in a court of law). Odin Lloyd, Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado did not get to live out their lives, struck down in their youth by Hernandez.

The Judiciary Report has published a number of articles imploring famous and non-famous people to stay on the right side of the law, as the wrong side of it is not pretty. Hernandez is a prime example of this. Sometimes people fail to appreciate what they have and jeopardize it with poor choices. Sometimes it is due to peer pressure and bad advice. Other times it is due to having the wrong values in life. Hernandez once spoke of being young and reckless. At the end of the day being reckless is never a good idea. It has its consequences.

Aaron Hernandez murdered Odin Lloyd

The Judiciary Report has also issued a number of articles beseeching people to beware of the company they keep. In the entertainment industry, I have witnessed many people lose everything over having the wrong friends and or business associates in their lives. Some people will mean you well in life. However, some people simply do not care, will take all they can get and lead you astray.

You have to be strong and do the right thing.  None of us are perfect, but we should all strive to utilize good judgment in our choices. Trying to be like a troublemaking entertainer or some gangster figure will destroy your life. It concerns me when I witness some stars glorifying criminals and illegal activity via their social networking pages and in interviews, as it is not mentally or emotionally healthy, sets a bad example and can lead to trouble for their impressionable audiences.

Aaron Hernandez shot his friend in the face causing him to lose his eye

Forsake that questionable lifestyle for good and try to do better. If you are in a life of crime, get out of it now. Do not put it off. You could engage in something now that will lead to your arrest in no time. Respect yourself and others rights. Strive to live a good and decent life.