Aaron Hernandez’s Murder Conviction Vacated


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Source: WENN

Disgraced American football player Aaron Hernandez’s murder conviction has been vacated less than a month after he died by suicide in prison.

The former New England Patriots star was serving a life sentence in Souza Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Massachusetts at the time of his death in April, after being convicted of the murder of Odin Lloyd in 2013.


On Tuesday, Hernandez’s legal team argued the conviction should be dismissed because he did not have a chance to exhaust his appeals before his death. According to TMZ, prosecutors argued Hernandez was aware of the abatement ab initio doctrine and killed himself in a bid to score a pay out for his family for the remainder of his National Football League (NFL) contract, which was canceled following his murder conviction. However, Judge Susan Garsh sided with Hernandez’s lawyers. “Abatement is the law in this Commonwealth and this court is required to follow that precedent,” she said. “The Court has no other choice.”

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