Aaron Hernandez sits in the courtroom of the Attleboro District Court during his hearing on August 22, 2013 in North Attleboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez was cleared on Friday of double murder charges by a Boston jury as he remains imprisoned serving a life sentence without parole for a third murder charge stemming from a June 2013 slaying.

The Boston Globe reports that Hernandez was acquitted of the double murder of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado in a drive-by shooting that occurred in the early morning hours on July 16, 2012.

Hernandez was also acquitted of witness intimidation in the shooting of the star prosecution witness, Alexander Bradley, in Florida in 2013.

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