Aaron Hernandez Has Murder Conviction Dismissed; Lawyer Plans To Get $6M The Patriots Owe Him (VIDEO)
Aaron Hernandez committed suicide back on April 19th, while his first murder conviction was currently being appealed. That decision cleared the very conviction that landed him in prison for life to begin with.
Early Tuesday morning, Hernandez’s case went before a Massachusetts court and his team argued that their client’s original conviction cannot stand because he had not exhausted all of his appeals before the time of his death. The technicality is known as abatement ab initio.
There’s no way of knowing whether Hernandez knew that getting the murder conviction overturned via his death would then allow his team of lawyers to go after the money the Patriots owe him (so his fiancée and daughter are set for life), but that isn’t stopping his team from exploring that possibility.
“Aaron Hernandez’s attorney, Jose Baez, says his legal team is in talks with the NFL player’s former agents to see how the abatement of his murder conviction will affect his contract with the Patriots.
There are theories that with the murder conviction erased, the New England Patriots will be on the hook to pay out the remainder of his contract to Aaron’s estate … a number reportedly around $6 million.”