Upon hearing the guilty verdict, Hernandez appeared to mouth the word "wrong" in the direction of the jury.
Hernandez, 25, received a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole, which automatically set an appeal to Massachusetts' highest court.
He will serve his sentence at Massachusetts Correctional Institution—Cedar Junction, which is less than four miles from Gillette Stadium, where the Patriots play their home games.
Hernandez was also found guilty of unlawful possession of a firearm not at home or work and sentenced to two and a half to three years in prison to be served concurrently with the murder sentence and unlawful possession of ammunition, which carries a one-year sentence. The court gave him credit for time served on the ammunition charge.