Aaron Hernandez Technically No Longer A Convicted Murderer By Committing Suicide During Appeal
Strange, but true.
By committing suicide in his jail cell, Aaron Hernandez’s previous murder conviction will likely be tossed out now. Hernandez was convicted of first-degree murder in the 2013 death of Odin Lloyd.
Soon after being found not guilty of the double-murder that took place in Boston a few years ago, Hernandez and his lawyer Jose Baez appealed the murder charge in the Odin Lloyd case—which the former Pats TE was serving a life sentence for.
Hernandez suicide while Lloyd case on appeal vacates conviction for Lloyd’s death. Not a convicted murderer in death. Odd twist.
— MichaelCoyne (@DeanCoyne) April 19, 2017
This has happened before in other high-profile cases.
“Former Roman Catholic priest John Geoghan’s child molestation conviction was vacated after he was beaten to death in his prison cell in 2003.
“John Salvi, who was convicted of killing two abortion clinic workers in Brookline in 1994, also had his convictions dismissed after he killed himself in prison.”
H/T – TheScore