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Fans of former NFL star Aaron Hernandez were grateful when a judge threw out his murder conviction shortly after he killed himself in prison on April 19, 2017.

A sympathetic judge tossed out Hernandez's murder conviction in 2017, citing the archaic legal principal that erases a defendant's conviction if he dies while awaiting appeal.

At the time, Hernandez's family were relieved that he died an innocent man.

But Massachusetts' highest court reinstated Hernandez's murder conviction on Wednesday, saying the centuries old British doctrine was unfair to the victims.

The former New England Patriots tight end was convicted in 2015 of killing his friend, semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd, because he believed Lloyd told others he was bisexual.

Two years later, the 27-year-old killed himself in his prison cell days after being acquitted of most charges in a separate double-murder case.

Bristol County District Attorney Thomas Quinn III argued the doctrine was outdated and unfair.

"He goes through a full trial, a jury who speaks for the public convicts him and because he dies, in this case commits suicide, the whole thing is wiped out like it never happened? It's not fair or just and should be changed," Quinn told reporters after the November hearing.

Under the new rule laid out by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, the conviction will stand, but the court record will note the conviction was neither affirmed nor reversed because the defendant died while the appeal was pending.

Hernandez's attorney had previously argued the legal doctrine should remain intact, saying juries make mistakes.

Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images

  • Seldomseen

    At this point does it matter

  • Junkanoo
  • Kimocha

    Good!... Cuz if you intentionally kill someone, it should be on your record foreverrrrr!!!!!!... Idgaf if you dead, especially if you killed yourself to get outta doing yo time!

  • Renee26

    Don't care either way

  • Renee26

    Exactly... He dead and the families know he did it

  • Branch Davidian

    Glad this is resolved. It has been hanging around for way too long...

  • TRUTHbeabsolute

    Ok so now we know why they are going so hard at MJ. They are going to convict him beyond the grave.

  • Trace da Ace

    Well the man has been dead for 2 years...so at this point.. it is what it is...what a shame tho cause he was a cutie....js

  • free

    the only issue here is whether the insurance paid out.

  • KcoolMuziq

    Aaron's life was full of scandal & rage. Despite being rich,famous & successful. It's like he didn't care. He took chances & suffered the consequences.

  • ALLMINE?

    Rip to both of them.. the gay shit I thought was a rumor but he was recorded talking to his lover In prison etc...sad story

  • Toni Toni Toni

    Ugh. Terrible and Just Unbelievable!!!!

  • Coy little wink

    So they did this so the baby could get the NFL pension? Or nah?

    I wish my long lost sperm donor leave me a lil inheritance...

  • NewNew

    It might matter for his daughter. I think the NFL was obligated to pay her something because the conviction wasn't upheld. They may be able to snatch their coins back or stop the money train on her now. That would be unfortunate since the child still needs support.

  • Dowoop

    Mines ain't lost but with all the kids he got, my inheritance ain't gonna be shit.

  • Seldomseen

    Oh ok

  • Coy little wink

    lets keep hope alive ?

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs
  • Kimocha

    LMAO!

  • Kimocha

    Lmaooooo!!!!

  • Dowoop

    Too late... Hope died when that 12th kid was born... And it doesn't end there...

  • Dowoop

    Lmfao. Is that meant for me or him?

  • Coy little wink

    Yo daddy getting it in huh?

  • Dowoop

    He has several kids younger than my kids... ?

  • datjerk

    Well...he was a murderer

  • HelloToni

    Interesting point. I hope its not true.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Common sense prevails

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    YOU!

  • bemetoo

    i wonder if he had a big dack it looks as though he might not of had a big meat and he was getting bust down like jussie and thotiana

  • Coy little wink

    Well the baby benefited so that's good, no?

  • Alextra Ballard

    Cdfu....chiiile yew and your love for big peens

  • Dowoop

    ???

  • bemetoo

    lol i just like to look at them

  • Mielle Downey

    The effing dead can't rest in America at all. Like why are they trying and convicting dead men? Sic just SIC

  • Alextra Ballard

    The law over turning his murder conviction was ridiculous.

  • Mielle Downey

    The dead can't rest in America at all. They will be putting cadavers on trial soon.

  • Phillybruh

    Depends on how long he had it

  • Phillybruh

    He got bottom eyes

  • Sushi

    Oh he had a baby arm. Yessssss, Aaron did.....

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    LOL

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Et tu, Philly?

  • bemetoo

    how you know i want proof

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    See what you started.

  • bemetoo

    lol really??? so what do top eyes look like?

  • Sushi

    Google Aaron Hernandez bulge. .....

  • Renee26

    What are bottom eyes ?

  • Sushi

    Lol, I am a peen watcher....

  • Renee26

    Did he??? Such a waste

  • Sushi

    Ooooooooo weeee.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Stop!!

  • Tamara Artis-Dawkins

    SORRY NOT SORRY BUT HER MAMA NEED TO GET A JOB. SHE KNOW THAT NINJA WAS A KILLER WHEN SHE WAS HELPING HIM GET RID OF EVIDENCE. SHE GETS THE SAME THING THAT FAMILY OF MAN HE KILLED GOT.

    "SORRY FOR YOUR LOSE"

    "Among other things, Bomberg alleged Jenkins destroyed evidence -- a box that Hernandez, who until earlier this year was a standout tight end for the New England Patriots, asked her to find in his North Attleborough, Massachusetts, home and "get rid of." Jenkins then left her home with a black trash bag and returned sometime later without it, the prosecutor said."

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Please stop!!!

  • Renee26

    Etu??

  • Coy little wink

    I have only 1 sibling...a brother. Wish I had a sister...maybe I do somewhere out there...

  • Coy little wink

    You sure that wasn't just the nuts

  • Phillybruh

    lol

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    No, it was obvious dack.

  • bemetoo

    i did and all i seen was a thin meat and jelly beans

  • Coy little wink

    Oh let me go ?

  • Phillybruh

    They a little shiftier...lol He staring straight at you.

  • bemetoo

    me too

  • Renee26

    She'll be alright. She has a momma and a step father

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    LOL

  • Sushi

    Did you find it???

  • bemetoo

    girl him and jussie wouldve made a hot gay couple

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    dead

  • bemetoo

    yea strings and jelly beans

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    You too

  • Renee26

    That was underwhelming Sis ?

  • bemetoo

    strings and jelly beans i seen

  • Sushi

    Oh, no Ma'am, when they were arresting him in them red basketball shorts, it was toooo much swinging. ..

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Oh I forgot you're a size queen.
    BTW he may be a grower and not a show-er.

  • Sushi

    Why I hate you, reason 1 ^^^^^^

  • Dowoop

    You can have one of mines...?

  • bemetoo

    well i guess all women have bottom eyes

  • bemetoo

    lol naw joking

  • Sushi

    You are done for the day....

  • Sushi

    Yes, all day....

  • Coy little wink

    ???

  • bemetoo

    yess i seen it oh he big big

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Oh I thought you were talking about the picture of him in his Patriots uniform where you could see the outline.
    Now I need to google that video.

  • bemetoo

    i seen it...and i like it

  • Phillybruh

    Some of yall got top eyes too..lol

  • tintin

    me too

  • bemetoo

    girl the video with the meat swinging

  • Sushi

    That one tooo, but that other one, mmmm, as I clutch my pearls...

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Could you handle that?

  • bemetoo

    and grabs my pussy lol

  • Sushi

    Log out.......

  • bemetoo

    its worth a try

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    I am a man, not a girl.
    Address me accordingly.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    TMI!!

  • bemetoo

    lol my bad

  • Renee26

    I wasn't impressed

  • bemetoo

    lol jokes

  • Renee26

    ?

  • bemetoo

    lol yes

  • Renee26

    ? wellllll

  • Renee26

    Omg...these acronyms

  • Renee26

    Oh I get it now... French 101 e' tu ?

  • Renee26

    A premie arm ?

  • Renee26

    Yeah I need a better account of this too...cause he looked very average in uniform. No girth or nothin smh

  • GAPeach

    My friend used to get child support checks for like $2.50 a month. I was like "what's the point"? She would save them for like 5 months before she would bother to deposit them in the back. SMH.

  • Joy King

    I’ve always been very fascinated with how the law works. Sometimes there are loopholes that work in your favor, but mostly only when you have a ton of money to blow on attorney fees. My thing is, I’m sure this law has been challenged before. Why did they decide to overturn it on his particular case. Makes me think the NFL didn’t want to honor Hernandez pension. Regardless, I hope his daughter will still be financially straight.

  • dru and neil

    So am I...and I remember he looked like he was packin’.

  • goat

    Go Noles!!

  • Vonn

    Me too. Can't wait til the weather breaks & I can sit out & watch the joggers plop pass...

  • Dowoop

    Lol... I wouldn't even bother taking them to the bank.

  • MsPam

    OT:Ladies please be careful who you bring around your KIDS! The girl who was found in the duffel bag in Los Angeles, they arrested her mother’s damn boyfriend for her murder. Mothers stop picking deck over your KIDS!

  • Sushi

    Yesssssss...

  • HoneyHitchcock

    Right I was thinking is it legal for them to apply this law to his case since he’s already deseased? Especially since the law was not in place when he passed

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    No Latin I think.

  • MJF

    yeah but the mother had a wealth of child abuse charges so she was no different. She just found someone to match her vibe which is disgusting. Some kids don't stand a chance, sad to say but in this situation this babygirl had no protection.

  • HoneyHitchcock

    Mom was a prostitute. She didn’t even care about herself how could we expect her to care for her child?

  • TheOwley

    He was convicted fair and square and the judge that threw the conviction away is obviously a NE fan. Sympathy should be preserved for the victim and his family, not Hernadez and his family so the higher court made the right decision. Imagine people killing themselves to later have their convictions dropped. Those cases would be open and later cold cases because the killer suicided.

  • NewNew

    I need you to take a break. You're on one today. ???

  • NewNew

    ???

  • NewNew

    God be a vasectomy, Lawd!

  • Ni Ni

    Smh

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    All of ya'll need Jesus and an alter call.

  • RICHIE_RICH

    They called him griplina

  • Coy little wink

    They did give her the pension its not clear if this will take it away tho

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  • Capricornlady

    So does his baby mama get to keep the insurance money? I thought she was awarded the money after he died because of that law on the books? ?

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  • MNjumpoffacliff

    They on one this week lol well deseved too.

  • MSGREENMINUSTHEENVY

    LOL! me too!

  • Renee26

    The momma was also a sex offender... Child didn't have a chance

  • Renee26

    Winch probably offered the baby to him

  • MNjumpoffacliff

    Oh wow

  • Renee26

    Joogggers???!! In Big Draco voice

  • Topic Influencer

    Yep. Registered.

  • OvertheMississippi

    Good!

  • Topic Influencer

    Ugh. WHY you gotta be like this? Downvote lol

  • Topic Influencer

    You know what?

  • Topic Influencer

    I'm crying

  • bemetoo

    lol what does that mean

  • MNjumpoffacliff

    New post and I've now read it ALL

  • HoneyHitchcock

    I was thinking the same.

  • therealashland

    Who

  • GAPeach

    It's more than I've ever got from my son's father. He is one of the "I'm supposed to spend time, and why you worried about money" dudes. He pulled a whole bunch of mess when my son was younger, so I cut him off, got married, and moved on. I'm not talking about minor things. Serious things with the courts. The idiot called my mom last week, and was yelling about being his father. She said, "I know who the hell you are, you got some money to send him"? We literally haven't seen him in 7 years.

  • KcoolMuziq

    That MOTHER traffic's under age girls herself. She's just as corrupt & is already in prison locked up on an unrelated charge.

    . KNOW the WHOLE story before U comment.

  • Ghost

    I’m sure this ruling Hs something to do with money ?!

  • 2gr8ful

    So now the family can move forward with civil lawsuits I bet money is the motivating factor. What a waste..such a talented young athlete with bad decision making that wanted to be a thug.

  • 2gr8ful

    Not sure about the money but she sure moved on with her new baby. Hopefully Aaron was smart and put his daughter money in a trust.

  • Pamela

    Damn, he's a loser. You and your precious will be okay.

  • goat

    LOL...Who you reppin? You a Gator?

  • Li-Wright

    Can that be appealed to the Supreme Court?

  • Li-Wright

    There is no money.

  • Li-Wright

    The estate of Aaron -- his daughter. So if the family sues the estate, they will be robbing the baby of money.

  • Li-Wright

    Hopefully the mom put the money in a trust.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Guessing the family doesnt care because the fiance moved on with Aarons teammate and has another baby ?????

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Didnt see your comment until I pressed send lol

  • My Thoughts

    ??? That's a wow x crazy= wowzy

  • Vonn

    ?

  • Vonn

    In the meanwhile...I'll be in the park. ??

  • CookieMobster

    Everybody wanna be about THAT life, til its time to be about THAT life.

  • HoneyHitchcock

    So your ex thought that spending time was supposed to substitute for spending money? Funny thing is when you go to the store to buy food, clothes, etc for your son they won’t let you buy those things by spending your time. They want you to spend money ? so I would’ve told him that I would prefer that he spent his money on the child, and he could spend his time somewhere else.

  • XoXo

    Right. Who are they are going to attempt to resurrect next? Geez

  • Malificent

    What’s going on in the world? People are forgetting the history. Why are old values and rules not being upheld?

  • EyeEmJai

    Nah. The child is under age, so money is in a trust fund, and not the estate, if all monies had gone to her. The family cannot dye the trust fund.

  • MsPam

    Okay Ms./Mr./Sassy. Go suck Will Smith’s toe! ????

  • Faux Gibbler

    If the law is outdated then you get it changed.

  • JENNYJONES1

    EXACTLY B/C IT SEEMS HIS FAMILY CAN APPEAL THIS RULING SINCE IT GOES AGAINST THE LAW WHICH CAN ONLY BE CHANGED BY THAT STATE'S LEGISLATION..........JENNY JONES!!

  • Lucky8

    The baby mother will not get the money from the patriots now. You know she was counting on it, but the kid got the house and other things I am sure.

  • GAPeach

    He still feels that way today. He's an idiot, and that's just one of his flaws.

  • Justice For TM

    Typical baby mama syndrome The get saved by a new dude and boot the real father out. He should have definitely contributed financially but at lease he was willing to spend time. You wanted the money or else

  • GAPeach

    Ain't shit typical about me. If you could read, then you would have comprehended that there was much more to it than money. But as a typical bitter ass dude, you see what you want to see. If you don't like it, keep it moving and keep your butthurt negativity to yourself.

  • Melanated Goddess??

    The guy she's currently with isn't a former NFL teammate of his. The dude is a boxer and he played college football with Aaron. Anyone reading this would assume she's currently messing with another NFL player. When she's really dealing with an ugly ass man that played college football with Aaron.

  • Melanated Goddess??

    I know your lying ass isn't correcting anyone in here. You're such a damn hypocrite. You were in here defending R.Kelly who's a known pedophile. But you want to throw this lady (who's disgusting by the way and deserves to be 6ft deep) under the bus ? Why? Is it because she isn't one of your imaginary celebrity friends? How do you know her story anyway? She isn't a celebrity but still you find some way to act like you know her and her story.

  • HIS4EVA

    killing his friend, semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd, because he believed Lloyd told others he was bisexual.

    IS THIS NEW INFO? I NEVER KNEW THE MOTIVE.

  • ?? Kari ?????????

    Was looking around at laws here where I live. You can’t pick cat-tails. It’s against the law from early 1900’s! ?

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  • HIS4EVA

    i just don't want to believe this whole gay story

  • EasyBreezy

    Auntie- new murder motive revealed? Never heard this......

  • HoneyHitchcock

    Sending up prayers for you and your son. If that’s him in your avi he’s a cutie.

  • GAPeach

    Aww thank you. That is him.

  • Blunted25

    They said he had severe CTE. That might have played a major role in all of this.

  • Jordan’s Memory

    Are they going to make a movie about this? It should be interesting. This man was not wrap tight for whatever reason.

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    Poor baby, I preach this all the time

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