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Aaron Hernandez -- Guilty of 1st degree murder

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by JackReacher, Apr 15, 2015.

  1. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Breaking now.

    Automatic life without parole.
  2. Mr. Sunshine

    Mr. Sunshine Well-Known Member

    Wow, I didn't think he'd get convicted.
  3. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    I assumed 2nd degree murder, but wouldn't have been surprised at a not guilty. Guilty of 1st degree is a little surprising.
  4. Ric Flair

    Ric Flair Member


    Hernandez wishes this guy was still around.
  5. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    The longer the deliberations drew out, I was becoming convinced of the same.
  6. swingline

    swingline Well-Known Member

    His girlfriend did him no favors when she testified. It will be interesting to see if he's tried for the other murders to which he is allegedly connected.
  7. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Can they just drop the others given his current sentence of life without the possiblity of parole? Can they do it just to go for the death penalty?

    Nevermind. No death penalty in Mass., apparently.
  8. DeskMonkey1

    DeskMonkey1 Active Member

    I believe a lot of these cases (trying for a murder after the suspect was given the death penalty for another murder) are symbolic. At least, I am not aware of any extra punishment
  9. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    I think it's also in the event that the other conviction gets overturned on appeal.
  10. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    I didn't follow the trial very closely, but I'll likely read up on it after the fact quite a bit.

    Why didn't you guys think he would be convicted? Are you unconvinced that he did it?
  11. Mr. Sunshine

    Mr. Sunshine Well-Known Member

    The O.J. factor.
  12. DeskMonkey1

    DeskMonkey1 Active Member

    That, too
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