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Hernandez's murder conviction reinstated by Mass. highest court
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"Massachusetts' highest court on Wednesday reinstated the late Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction, which was erased after the former New England Patriots tight end killed himself in prison.

The Supreme Judicial Court also scrapped the legal principle that wiped out Hernandez's conviction for future cases, calling it "outdated and no longer consonant with the circumstances of contemporary life."

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CaptainBrannigan
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re: Hernandez's murder conviction reinstated by Mass. highest court
Good. frick that guy. His family should not be allowed to collect NFL money from an outdated law. Great to see "activist judges" understanding modern times.


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glad to see they didn't leave him hanging on this matter


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Good


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re: Hernandez's murder conviction reinstated by Mass. highest court
lsupride87 will be here shortly so that he can posthumously and figuratively suck his dick


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#postercalloutszn


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Brian Wilson
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re: Hernandez's murder conviction reinstated by Mass. highest court
Why was money wasted on this? He dead. Move on.


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re: Hernandez's murder conviction reinstated by Mass. highest court
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Why was money wasted on this? He dead. Move on.


You not catch the future cases part?


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Lou Pai
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re: Hernandez's murder conviction reinstated by Mass. highest court
They also vacate that win UF had over LSU in 2009 when he pushed off?


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lsupride87 will be here shortly so that he can posthumously and figuratively suck his dick



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Korin
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Well that's BS.


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re: Hernandez's murder conviction reinstated by Mass. highest court
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Great to see "activist judges" understanding modern times.


oh so stare decisis means nothing in a common law country

brilliant legal analysis


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I'm sure Robert Kraft's standing in Massachusetts had nothing to do with this.


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ThePTExperience1969
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oh so stare decisis means nothing in a common law country

brilliant legal analysis


I'm troubled here, on one hand I immensely respect and honor stare decisis and this legal principle's roots in our common law heritage and believe we should uphold it, on the other hand, this might be the only activist decision I ever agree with in my life considering Hernandez was a POS and deserves to be acknowledged forever as a convicted murderer and rightly trashed for it, frick that guy, oh well.


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They also vacate that win UF had over LSU in 2009 when he pushed off?


pretty sure that was Riley Cooper


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SlowFlowPro
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the irony is that this rule is in place to effectively protect and affirm appellate power


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glad to see they didn't leave him hanging on this matter


That's wrong, yet I upvoted.


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LSU82BILL
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re: Hernandez's murder conviction reinstated by Mass. highest court
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Why was money wasted on this?


His family was trying to collect $15 million off his contract that was terminated because of the murder conviction. He appealed then committed suicide. The old law would have allowed his family to collect the money because he "died" prior to the completion of the appeal wiping his record clean under Massachussets law.
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His family was trying to collect $15 million off his contract that was terminated because of the murder conviction.

Actually, the suit was tossed out in February (and they weren't going after the NFL and Patriots for his contract but for loss of consortium, etc due to CTE).

However, he didn't opt-out of the settlement (since he was kinda busy with that murder trial thing), so they can't sue.

Profootballtalk article
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The so-called “loss of consortium” lawsuit filed by Hernandez’s daughter, which would have sought compensation for the fatherly interactions, support, and influence that necessarily ended when he died, is separate from any rights belonging to Hernandez himself. Still, with Hernandez not preserving his ability to separately sue the NFL before the July 2014 deadline, neither he nor any family members will be able to seek compensation from the league for his death.

Even if Hernandez’s daughter’s lawsuit had proceeded, it would have been a difficult one to prove. Hernandez entered the NFL after its October 2009 concussion epiphany, years after the league had stopped shouting down and otherwise ignoring the potential consequences of head trauma. Also, the lost relationship between Hernandez and her daughter necessarily was undermined by the fact that he likely would have spent the rest of his life in jail, if he had lived.


The main reason this was done is probably because his suicide before verdict was "confirmed" put a spotlight on this potential situation which can cause some problems.

Logically, if he was found guilty, killing himself prior to a confirmation, shouldn't undo the jury verdict. It was crazy that such a loophole to be so accepted in the first place.
This post was edited on 3/13 at 8:06 pm


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