The court weighs a legal rule that nixed Hernandez conviction

BOSTON – Massachusetts’ high court will consider whether the state should get rid of a centuries-old legal principle that erased Aaron Hernandez murder conviction after the former New England Patriots tight end killed himself.

The Supreme court has recently announced that it will take Hernandez’s case and examines the legal principle under which courts usually clear from the convictions of defendants who die before they directly appeal can be heard.

Hernandez murder conviction in the killing of Odin Lloyd was dismissed after Hernandez was found hanging in his cell last year.

A single Supreme court justice last year, denied plaintiffs request to re-Hernandez’s conviction.

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