Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Aaron Hernandez: Massachusetts: Bulletin; "Ex-Patriots star kills self in prison, officials say," CNN reports..."Hernandez was found not guilty Friday of two counts of murder in that case, though he was convicted of illegal possession of a firearm. Hernandez was visibly emotional when Friday's verdicts were read, embracing his attorneys with tears in his eyes. "You could tell that he was relieved as well," Ronald Sullivan Jr., his defense attorney, said after the verdict. "He was charged for something somebody else did, and that is a weighty burden for anyone to shoulder." With the acquittal, Hernandez's attorneys had turned their attention toward appealing for a new trial in the Lloyd case. As recently as Tuesday, attorney Jose Baez said he was optimistic about getting that case overturned. "Knowing what I know about Aaron, and knowing Aaron, there's a good chance that perhaps we can get that reversed," Baez told CNN." Jason Hanna, Tony Marco and Eric Levenson; April 19, 2017; (I was following the double murder case on which Hernandez was acquitted last week because of the ballistics issues raised by the defence. HL)