Judge Rules That Aaron Hernandez’s Tats Can Be Used Against Him To Determine If He Killed People
Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is already serving a life sentence for the murder of Odin Lloyd, and last month prosecutors wanted to make Hernandez’s tattoos admissible in court because it might reveal how many people he’s actually shot and killed.
It was a long shot, but ultimately the judge agreed to make his tatts admissable as Hernandez faces charges of a double murder arising from a drive-by shooting in Boston back in July 2012.
“Aaron Hernandez’s gun tattoos — which he allegedly got to commemorate 2 violent crimes — can be used against him in his double murder case … a judge has ruled.
Prosecutors believe the ex-NFL star memorialized two violent incidents, including the 2012 double murder, by getting the weapons he used tatted on his body.
In the murder case, prosecutors believe the killer fired 5 shots from a revolver … and believe it’s no coincidence that Aaron went out and got a tat of a revolver with 5 bullets along with the words, “God Forgives.”
Prosecutors also believe another tattoo of a semi-automatic pistol with a single spent shell casing commemorates the time he shot a guy in the face in 2013 with a semi-automatic pistol.
Aaron’s lawyers argued that the tats should NOT be admissible — claiming it was “rank speculation.”
But the judge ruled there’s too much of a connection to ignore — and will allow prosecutors to present them as evidence in court.”