Aaron Hernandez Isn't An Only-In-Boston Story

As soon as the jury found Aaron Hernandez guilty of murder this morning, I braced for all the bad ideas that were going to be written down. I even invented imaginary takes: the announcement of the Bruins firing their GM came about 15 minutes later, for instance—surely someone would make an ill-advised attempt to tie… » 4/15/15 5:50pm Wednesday 5:50pm

Aaron Hernandez Found Guilty Of Murder

After more than 35 hours of deliberation, jurors convicted former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Odin Lloyd. The jury found that Hernandez acted “with extreme atrocity or cruelty.” Pending an appeal, Hernandez faces a mandatory sentence of life without the… » 4/15/15 10:22am Wednesday 10:22am

Boston News Station In Trouble For Following Hernandez Jurors Around

If you’re covering a murder trial for a local news station, the last thing you should do is try to follow one of the jurors home. If you just can’t help yourself, though, you should definitely do so in a vehicle that is not a gigantic, conspicuous news van that has your station’s name painted all over it. » 4/09/15 12:29pm 4/09/15 12:29pm

It's Remarkably Easy To Beat NFL Drug Testing

If we’ve learned one thing from his trial...it’s that Aaron Hernandez probably killed a dude or three. But if we’ve learned a second thing from the trial, it’s that Aaron Hernandez smoked a lot of weed. Like, a ton of it, and all the time. Enough to keep even the largest fictional giant in a permanent chill state. And… » 4/06/15 11:35am 4/06/15 11:35am

The Boston Herald Wrote a Racist Column on Shayanna Jenkins' Testimony

Aaron Hernandez’s fiancée Shayanna Jenkins took the stand again this week to testify in the former New England Patriot player’s murder trial. The Boston Herald wrote about Jenkins’ testimony in a column that I briefly wished was actually an April Fools’ Day gag, but it’s dated March 30, so here we are. » 4/02/15 5:41pm 4/02/15 5:41pm

Aaron Hernandez's Fiancée Testifies, Doesn't Flip On Him

Aaron Hernandez's fiancée, Shayanna Jenkins, testified in his murder trial today. Jenkins, who was indicted on perjury charges after her grand jury testimony, was granted immunity in January, leading some to believe that she might testify against Hernandez in order to avoid going to jail herself. That didn't happen. » 3/27/15 4:39pm 3/27/15 4:39pm

Is Aaron Hernandez Good At Murder? A Deadspin Debate

Earlier today, Diana published a thoughtful look at how Aaron Hernandez's well documented recklessness and stupidity likely will not stop him from getting away with murder. The seed of that post was an internal debate among Deadspin staff about whether Aaron Hernandez is good or bad at murder, and what it means to… » 3/25/15 2:07pm 3/25/15 2:07pm

The Time Aaron Hernandez Peed On A Cab And Told Off A Reporter

The MMQB's Greg Bedard, who was a Boston Globe reporter on the Patriots beat during the seasons that Aaron Hernandez was on the team, has written an essay about his time spent covering Hernandez, and it includes one scene that begins with Hernandez pissing all over a running taxi cab and ends with the big tight end… » 3/25/15 12:18pm 3/25/15 12:18pm

Aaron Hernandez Is An Idiot, But He Still Might Get Away With Murder

You can get away with murder, you know. It's just easier for those of us who don't murder not to think about it. To some extent, it's baked into the system, one designed in theory (though not always in practice) to start out with a presumption of innocence. The other factors that come in usually do nothing more or… » 3/25/15 11:06am 3/25/15 11:06am

Babysitter Claims Aaron Hernandez Tried To Kiss Her

The fact that Aaron Hernandez tried to kiss hired babysitter Jennifer Fortier isn't particularly relevant to the alleged murder of Odin Lloyd—Fortier was on the stand for today's portion of the trial—but it's still interesting to see if Hernandez's fiancée Shayanna Jenkins has a change of heart about trying to… » 3/09/15 3:37pm 3/09/15 3:37pm

Will Jurors Hear About The Other Friend Aaron Hernandez Allegedly Shot?

With no smoking gun, circumstantial evidence is playing a large role in the state's case against Aaron Hernandez for the murder of Odin Lloyd. And what better way to convince jurors that Hernandez is capable of shooting his friend than by introducing evidence that he shot a different friend just four months earlier? » 3/03/15 8:53am 3/03/15 8:53am

Here's Aaron Hernandez's Bar Tab From The Night Of Odin Lloyd's Murder

The receipt from Aaron Hernandez and friends' night out at a Providence bar was introduced at trial today, by prosecutors attempting to establish the timeline of and Hernandez' frame of mind on the night he stands accused of killing Odin Lloyd. That's all well and good. We put it here because it's fun to look at… » 2/26/15 11:35am 2/26/15 11:35am