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Aaron Hernandez of NE Patriots - Charged with Murder
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PROSECUTION RESTS

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^ Prosecutor William McCauley

Prosecutors called more than 100 witnesses since testimony began Jan. 29.

They also submitted hundreds of pieces of evidence, including surveillance videos of Hernandez picking up Lloyd the night of the murder, video from inside Hernandez's home that showed him holding a black object that prosecutors contend was a gun less than 10 minutes after Lloyd's killing, a marijuana joint found near Lloyd's body had DNA from both men on it, Hernandez's shoes with dirt consistent with the crime scene on them, etc..


DEFENSE STARTS MONDAY -- ONLY ONE DAY EXPECTED FOR DEFENSE CASE
Hernandez's lawyer James Sultan told Garsh this week that the defense team expects to call witnesses Monday and to wrap up their questioning that same day.

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Hernandez's legal team has challenged the evidence during cross-examinations, calling into question the testimony of an employee of weapons manufacturer Glock who had identified the black object as a gun and arguing instead that it was a piece of electronics such as an iPad or a TV remote. They also have gone after the police investigation, painting it as bumbling and inept and saying Hernandez was targeted as a suspect because he is a celebrity. (<-- HOTD: essentially, the OJ defense)


JURY DELIBERATIONS BEGIN NEXT WEEK
Once the defense rests, each side will deliver a closing argument. Then the jury will be given instructions, and three alternates will be randomly selected from among the 15 jurors immediately before deliberating. A jury of 12 members will decide Hernandez's fate.

Ref: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/prosecution-...hernandez/





04-02-2015 05:04 PM
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I think he'll be found guilty.

I wonder how much money he has left, if any. Defense attorneys are very expensive.






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(04-02-2015 05:08 PM)Duchess Wrote:  

I think he'll be found guilty.

I wonder how much money he has left, if any. Defense attorneys are very expensive.

The first of only a couple of planned defense witnesses testified this morning. It was a doctor who confirmed that he could not tell from the video of Hernandez, Ortiz and Wallace whether or not Ortiz and Wallace were high on PCP the night of the murder.

Hernandez's defense is to create reasonable doubt as to his guilt by suggesting that his friends were high on PCP and killed Lloyd on their own. I don't think the jury is gonna swallow that and agree with you that Hernandez will be found guilty.

Hernandez had several millions of dollars in assets when he was arrested. I wouldn't imagine he's broke at this point. But, he's going to have to defend himself against the drive-by double murder charges once this trial wraps up (unless he agrees to instead take a plea deal on those charges if he's found guilty of Lloyd's murder).





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CLOSING ARGUMENTS:
AARON HERNANDEZ IS JUST A KID TRAUMATIZED BY WHAT HE WITNESSED...
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FALL RIVER — Aaron Hernandez “witnessed” the murder of the man he is accused of killing, his defense attorney said today in bombshell closing arguments to the jury that will decide the fate of the former New England Patriot star.

“He was a 23-year-old kid who witnessed something. A shocking killing. Committed by someone he knew. He didn’t know what to do,” said defense attorney James Sultan, during his 90-minute closing argument. “He just put one foot in front of the other.”

Sultan indicated that it was either co-defendants Ernest Wallace or Carlos Ortiz - but not Hernandez - who killed 27-year-old Odin Lloyd in a North Attleboro industrial park during the early morning hours of June 17, 2013.

“I want you to focus on what you know about Wallace and Ortiz and the fact that they took PCP,” Sultan said, “did one of them murder Odin Lloyd without Aaron Hernandez knowing about it?”

The acknowledgement that Hernandez saw the murder was the first admission by the defense in the nine-week trial that the former tight end was at the murder scene.

The case — which lacks a murder weapon, eyewitness or clear-cut motive — has hinged heavily on testimony, photos and video surveillance showing Hernandez with Wallace and Ortiz in the hours around the murder, as well as photos of sneaker prints that appear to match his at the site where Lloyd’s body was found.

Lead prosecutor William McCauley told the jury Hernandez was the mastermind behind the brutal killing. He said Hernandez controlled Ortiz and Wallace before the crime and then wielded his power over his fiancee, Shayanna Jenkins, after the fact.

“We could ask for nothing more from a jury, but we expect nothing less” than first-degree murder, McCauley said after his passionate, 90-minute closing.


Full story: http://www.bostonherald.com/news_opinion...ng_killing





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Last night I was listening to someone in the media who has been present in court and she talked about the noticeable difference in Aaron's demeanor when the jury was present & when they weren't. She referred to his swagger & congenial manner, she talked about him laughing and making eye contact and gesturing to his family, etc. and then she spoke about the difference in him when the jury was present, he was calm and quiet, sat up straight, whispered with his attorneys and acted involved in the proceedings. She painted a dramatic difference.






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5 Days, No Verdict

Sometimes I'm undecided on cases we cover, or I'm decided but understand how the jury could be split based on the evidence.

In this case, there is no doubt in my mind that Aaron Hernandez is responsible for the murder of Odin Lloyd. I think the circumstantial and physical evidence against him is overwhelming.

So, I'm hoping that what's holding the jury up is deciding between first and second degree murder, as opposed to disagreements about guilt or innocence.

Anyway, here's what happens after a verdict is reached:
--If convicted of first-degree murder, Judge Garsh must sentence Hernandez to the mandatory life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.

--If convicted of second-degree murder, Judge Garsh must impose a life sentence that would give Hernandez eligibility for parole after 15 years.

-- If acquitted in the murder of Odin Lloyd, I don't think Hernandez would be released from prison because he's being held on the double drive-by murder charges and faces trial in Suffolk Country after the Lloyd murder trial.

If convicted of two charges relating to guns and ammunition, Judge Garsh could sentence Hernadez to a maximum of seven years (which could be concurrent sentencing if he's convicted of first or second degree murder).





04-14-2015 11:37 AM
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I will go with 1st degree on this one.






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(04-14-2015 11:59 AM)Maggot Wrote:  I will go with 1st degree on this one.

I hope you're right, Mags.

Jurors in the Hernandez case have been deliberating for nearly 35 hours over the course of 6 days in court. It's taking longer than I expected for them to reach a verdict.

I'm starting to worry a little that at least one of them wants to acquit Hernandez. The jury hasn't sent any notes to Judge Garsh; no inquiries related to lesser charges or anything like that.

If this peer jury hangs or acquits Hernandez, I might just jump fully on-board the "professional jury" or "trial by judge" bandwagons.

Hopefully the jury is just being very thorough in weighing all of the evidence presented.





04-15-2015 09:14 AM
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I'm happy that he was found GUILTY OF FIRST DEGREE MURDER too, Mags.

The penalty is life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.

Since he ain't going anywhere, I hope Hernandez pleads guilty to the 2012 double drive-by murders and saves the taxpayer some money (assuming he killed the two men). That trial is currently scheduled for later this year.





04-15-2015 10:36 AM
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(04-15-2015 10:36 AM)HairOfTheDog Wrote:  Since he ain't going anywhere, I hope Hernandez pleads guilty to the 2012 double drive-by murders and saves the taxpayer some money (assuming he killed the two men). That trial is currently scheduled for later this year.

I don't think so, it gives him the opportunity to get out of his cell to play in a courtroom.






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What a piece of garbage. So glad he's going away forever.





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Jerry Jones will have him in a Cowboys uniform before you know it.





04-15-2015 01:13 PM
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Here's some video of the verdict & I'm also posting one of the victim's impact statements. That mutha wouldn't even stand to listen to them and his legal team surrounded him. You can see you yourself.













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