Court to weigh rule that nixed Aaron Hernandez conviction
March 16, 2018
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts’ high court will consider whether the state should get rid of a centuries-old legal principle that erased Aaron Hernandez’s murder conviction after the former New England Patriots tight end killed himself.
The Supreme Judicial Court recently announced that it will hear the former NFL star’s case and examine the legal principle under which courts typically dismiss the convictions of defendants who die before their direct appeals can be heard. READ MORE>