BOSTON (CBS) — One of the jurors in the Aaron Hernandez double murder trial told WBZ-TV she was “devastated” when she heard the news that the ex-New England Patriot had killed himself in his prison cell.

“I was shocked, and then it turned into sadness,” said juror Rosita Londono.

The trial, which lasted seven weeks, ended in the jury finding Hernandez not guilty in the murders of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado in Boston in 2012.

“Watching his demeanor in court every day, just observing him and thinking ‘this guy cannot be guilty,’ that was just my perception of it, and then learning this morning that he had committed suicide, it’s just really hard for me to swallow,” Londono said.

hernandez jurors Juror Reacts To Aaron Hernandezs Death: Hard To Swallow

Jurors in the Aaron Hernandez double murder trial made a public statement Friday,
April 14 after the verdict was given. (WBZ-TV)

Hernandez was serving a life sentence for the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd. Londono said she had heard Hernandez committed murder, but that she “didn’t really know much about it.”

She said all the jurors got along really well, and that the trial was interesting.

Last Tuesday, as the courtroom waited for the jury to return their verdict, Shayanna Jenkins, Hernandez’s fiancee, sat in the courtroom with Hernandez’s four-year-old daughter, Avielle. Londono said she’s been thinking of them.

“I just want to say I am thinking about his family, and I am hurting along with them, especially his fiancee and his daughter,” said Londono. “They are in my prayers.”

Comments (3)
  1. You said just looking at him, you couldn’t believe he killed anyone…Rosita it’s obvious you had a crush on the killer! yes killer, and im sooooo glad he’s gone! b’cuz he would have gotten an appeal/won it and then killed again all b’cuz he rather play gangster then daddy! I’m so glad there’s a face to your sad “PATHETIC” ass….

  2. jabbajane says:

    For this juror to sit in that court room and just by ‘observing’ him and thinks ‘he cannot be guilty’ that is so wrong. She is supposed to wait and deliberate the evidence at the end of the trial. She was, what I have been saying for weeks about the women and men on this jury, Star Struck. Perhaps AH was not guilty, but not guilty is different thank innocent or being ‘acquitted’. She did wrong by making up her mind before the trial ended. Just wrong.

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