Former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is currently serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole for the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd. He appealed the verdict shortly after it was handed down, but that appeal was rejected. A month ago, he filed another one, but Hernandez has since fired his legal team and …
Aaron Hernandez has settled a lawsuit brought by (former) friend Alexander Bradley, who claimed Hernandez shot him in the eye and left him to die. Bradley may be a prosecution witness at Hernandez’s upcoming double-murder trial.
In case you were wondering, Aaron Hernandez is still a big Patriots fan, and being sent to prison for life has not stopped him from watching every game. In a jailhouse letter obtained by TMZ, Hernandez has nothing but praise for a few of his former teammates—and nothing but venom for owner Robert Kraft.
Aaron Hernandez appeared in court yesterday for a hearing ahead of his next murder trial, and wore a t-shirt that for the first time fully revealed a tattoo he got done earlier this year.
Yes, there’s still legal wrangling over Aaron Hernandez’s guilty conviction in the murder of Odin Lloyd. This particular spat is about a tipster who anonymously called one of Hernandez’s defense lawyers multiple times, claiming one of the jurors might have been “untruthful.” For example, she said the juror “had been…
Aaron Hernandez was in court again today, entering a not-guilty plea to witness intimidation charges stemming from an incident when he allegedly shot his friend in the face for talking about those other guys he allegedly shot. Anyway, Aaron Hernandez got himself a new tattoo in prison.
Former Titans cornerback and current CFL nomad Ryan Mouton had a story to share Thursday. When the Patriots and Titans played in 2012, Mouton laid out Aaron Hernandez after a catch, knocking off the tight end’s helmet. Believe it or not, Mouton claimed Hernandez threatened the defensive back.
Aaron Hernandez’s fiancée, Shayanna Jenkins, was back in court today so that perjury charges that had previously been brought against her by prosecutors could be dismissed. Jenkins was originally charged with perjury following her grand jury testimony, but was later promised immunity in exchange for taking the stand…
Aaron Hernandez is serving life in prison without the possibility of parole for the murder of Odin Lloyd. That doesn’t mean the justice system doesn’t still have to figure out how many people he’s shot.
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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…
Prosecutors had no murder weapon, no cooperative witness, and no way to 100 percent put Aaron Hernandez at the scene of Odin Lloyd’s death. So why on earth did Aaron Hernandez’s defense team do it for them?
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…
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.
Prosecutors took nine weeks and called 131 witnesses to make their case against Aaron Hernandez. The defense called just three witnesses and rested its case today.
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…
An under-the-weather Bob Kraft was called as a witness in the Aaron Hernandez murder trial this morning, and he had some trouble explaining to the prosecutor exactly what it is he does for the Patriots.
Aaron Hernandez's fiancée, Shayanna Jenkins, had her second day of testimony at Hernandez's murder trial today, and she spent most of the day fending off the prosecution's questions about a heavy box that Hernandez asked her to get rid of the day after Odin Lloyd was killed.