xNewYorkMadex wrote:Not sad.
Feel for his daughter though. I followed the Hernandez/Odin trial very closely. This past case not so much. Aaron just isnt a good dude. Not sure why he would kill himself now. 1st thing in my mind was because he couldnt take that he let down his daughter and wouldnt be there for her.
His wife/girlfriend Shayanna never brought their daughter to the courtroom during the Odin trial. She did bring her in one of the last days of this past trial and the kid was shedding tears for her dad. So im just purely speculating that could be the reason why he did it. Knowing he would never get out of prison and knowing he just fkd up.
Not 100% certain but in death, his appeal for the first conviction is in limbo meaning he is basically innocent. That would help his estate if they were ever sued in civil court, specifically, the prosecution could not say he was guilty of murder.
Yes, you are absolutely correct. Abatement an initio. Basically if a defendant dies and their case doesn't complete the appeals process, the conviction is automatically erased due to the principle that the defendant never had th chance to run through the appeals process.
What this means is that he will be treated as an innocent man in the legal system. The NFL will have to pay his pension. The Patriots will most likely have to pay his family the millions of dollars of bonuses and other guaranteed salary withheld once he was indicted and released from the team as he is now considered an innocent man in court.
What this also means is that the civil suits will continue, but will have a more difficult journey as typically the basis of the case is largely driven off the conviction. Now that he is dead and considered "innocent" in the legal eye, the plaintiffs may just drop this case.
The NFL and Patriots may try to block paying his estate the money. The family is going to fight for this money too. It's a terrible thing to see, because the daughter is going to have a really really tough time dealing with this situation.
Also, I think there was an inside job related to the suicide. Basically, I think he killed himself to help his fiancé and daughter and his fiancé was secretly aware of this too.
Legal experts: feel free to correct me anywhere I'm wrong.
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