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Lawyers Move to Quash Aaron Hernandez Murder Conviction

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Lawyers for former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez are asking for his first-degree murder conviction to be overturned following his death in prison. Defense lawyers filed the motion on Tuesday, a spokesman for Bristol district attorney’s office in Massachusetts told the Associated Press. Hernandez, 27, hanged himself last week in a maximum security state prison, days after he was acquitted of shooting dead two men in Boston in 2012.

Lawyer for ex-NFL star Hernandez denies letter mentioned prison lover

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - A lawyer for former National Football League star Aaron Hernandez on Tuesday denied media reports that the athlete wrote a letter to a prison lover before hanging himself in his prison cell last week. The former New England Patriots player's body was found on Wednesday hanging in a cell where he was serving a life prison sentence. Law enforcement officials last week confirmed that Hernandez left behind three handwritten letters.

Lawyer for ex-NFL star Hernandez denies letter mentioned prison lover

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - A lawyer for former National Football League star Aaron Hernandez on Tuesday denied media reports that the athlete wrote a letter to a prison lover before hanging himself in his prison cell last week. The former New England Patriots player's body was found on Wednesday hanging in a cell where he was serving a life prison sentence. Law enforcement officials last week confirmed that Hernandez left behind three handwritten letters.

Aaron Hernandez suicide: Lawyer denies gay rumors, formally asks for conviction dismissal

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

It’s been almost a week since former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez hanged himself in prison, but the headlines in the strange saga have not slowed down. The latest: Hernandez’s lawyers have formally requested a dismissal of Hernandez’s conviction for the murder of Odin Lloyd while also strongly denying media reports that Hernandez had a gay lover in prison and left him a suicide note in his prison cell.

Aaron Hernandez Autopsy: K2 Synthetic Marijuana Found in His Body After Suicide

Monday, April 24th, 2017

The body of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez, who was serving a life sentence for murder when he hanged himself on April 19, tested positive for K2, a synthetic form of marijuana, according to two law enforcement sources with direct knowledge of the case.

Notes found by ex-NFL star Hernandez’s body turned over to family

Monday, April 24th, 2017

Three handwritten notes found by the body of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez following his suicide in a Massachusetts prison cell last week were handed over to his family on Monday, an official said. The order by a state judge in New Bedford, Massachusetts, to turn over the notes to the former National Football League player's family came on the same day as Hernandez's funeral, which was held in his hometown of Bristol, Connecticut, a spokesman for the Worcester County district attorney's office said.

Hernandez suicide notes ordered released ahead of funeral

Monday, April 24th, 2017

Aaron Hernandez's family turned out Monday for a private funeral to say their farewells to the former NFL star, and a judge ordered that three suicide notes he left be turned over by the time he is buried. Hernandez's mother, brother, fiancee and at least one defense attorney were among the dozens who attended the invitation-only service in his hometown of Bristol, Connecticut. The former New England Patriots tight end, who was serving a life sentence for a 2013 murder, hanged himself in his cell in a maximum-security prison in Massachusetts last Wednesday.

Aaron Hernandez’s Family Will Hold a Private Funeral Monday in His Hometown

Monday, April 24th, 2017

Family and friends of Aaron Hernandez are expected to say their goodbyes to the disgraced New England Patriots player on Monday afternoon at a private funeral in his Connecticut hometown, PEOPLE confirms. Services are scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. at a funeral home in Bristol, Connecticut. Hernandez, 27, was found hanging in his single prison cell last week at Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Lancaster, Massachusetts, according to a statement from the state’s Department of Correction.

Aaron Hernandez Left Multiple Suicide Notes: Report

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

The investigation into the suicide of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is ongoing as more details surface following the star player’s death. Hernandez, 27, was found dead in his prison cell around 3 a.m. Wednesday after reportedly using a bed sheet to hang himself from the window of his prison cell. According to a Thursday press release from the office of Worcester County district attorney Joseph D. Early Jr., three handwritten notes were found next to a Bible in Hernandez’s cell.

Odin Lloyd’s Mother Says She Hopes Aaron Hernandez’s “Soul Is At Peace”

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

On Wednesday (April 19), news surfaced that former New England Patriot and convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez committed suicide in his prison cell. The 27-year-old was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole on April 15, 2015, for the fatal shooting of Odin Lloyd in June 2013. During a press conference, Lloyd’s mother, Ursula Ward, shared her thoughts on Hernandez’s death — “I pray to God that his soul is at peace,” — and why she thinks justice prevails even though the murder conviction may be erased.