Judge overturns Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction


A judge is set to hear arguments in a push by lawyers for late National Football League star Aaron Hernandez to erase his conviction in a 2013 murder. The 27-year-old was serving a li...

Hernandez's suicide note to Jenkins was released last week, and in it, he wrote, "You're rich", per Erik Ortiz of NBC News.

But Garsh rejected the argument that Hernandez had forfeited his right to appeal by taking his own life, saying no one can ever know for sure why Hernandez killed himself.

Quinn III said he planned to appeal the ruling and is willing to take the case all the way to the Supreme Court of MA. His suicide came just five days after he was acquitted in a separate double slaying in 2012.

An appellate attorney for ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez says he believes it is still uncertain as to whether Hernandez took his own life. She noted that "an appeal is an integral part of the system" and said the interests of justice do not permit a defendant to stand convicted upon d.

Early Tuesday morning, Hernandez's case went before a MA court and his team team argued that their client's original conviction can not stand because he had not exhausted all of his appeals before the time of his death.

Hernandez's lead attorney in the double murder trial, Jose Baez, has pledged to independently investigate the death.

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(6) During her testimony, Hernandez's fiancée said that Hernandez asked her to get rid of a box in the trash, but that she never looked at its contents before throwing it away.

Lawyers for Hernandez had argued that the state's highest court had applied the legal doctrine "without exception", even in cases of suicide.

Hernandez was found hanged in his cell April 19. Correction officers found that cardboard had been shoved into the tracks of Hernandez's cell door to prevent it from opening.

An autopsy performed by the state medical examiner's office determined the cause of Hernandez's death was asphyxia by hanging and the manner of death was suicide.

(5) Shayanna's sister had a relationship with Odin Lloyd, whom Hernandez killed.

Hernandez had a $41 million National Football League contract when he was arrested at his home in June 2013 and charged with murder.