The man who wasted a successful football career by killing his fellow jock in 2013 has been effectively cleared of murder charges with his death, courtesy of a bizarre legal twist!
Martin W. Healy, chief legal counsel to the Massachusetts Bar Association, explained how the legal principle of abatement ab initio — meaning “from the beginning” — casts the case in a new light.
Since Hernandez hadn’t exhausted all his legal appeals, Hernandez’s murder case now reverts to the original status at the beginning of the trial — as if the verdict and conviction never happened!
“Aaron Hernandez will go to his death an innocent man,“ Healy acknowledged, noting that the grieving Lloyd family has now been denied “any real closure.”
Hernandez, 27, was sentenced to life in prison without parole after the first-degree murder verdict in 2015. He was also found guilty of unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition.
In a strange twist, he died shortly after being found innocent of a double-murder supposedly sparked by a spilled drink in a nightclub.
Hernandez had been serving his prison sentence just miles from the stadium where he earned millions as a tight end for the New England Patriots.
An expert had told The National ENQUIRER in 2015 that it was a matter of “when, and not if” the jailed athlete committed suicide, his legal team is currently demanding an investigation into Hernandez’s death.