Aaron Hernandez Will Get Out of Prison, Says His Lawyer Jose Baez
In time, the former New England Patriots tight end glanced back at fiancée Shayanna Jenkins and nodded somberly as relatives of the victims sobbed loudly.
Hernandez will still be behind bars for the rest of his life after the murder of Odin Lloyd, but both he and his family seemed relieved over the acquittal in this case.
Disgraced former American football star Aaron Hernandez, who is already serving a life sentence for murder, was cleared of killing two other men in Boston in 2012.
“Now the civil justice system will take effect”, said Attorney Doug Sheff, representing Ward. Hernandez was overcome with emotion as the verdict was read, moving his head from side to side, wiping his eyes and weeping. “He (Hernandez) still has many appeals, which we’re going to start taking a look at”.
“My baby’s footprint is forever on my heart”, Ward said. A separate aspect of Friday’s outcome complicates that process.
The Miami-based Baez skyrocketed to national attention in 2011 after he won an acquittal for Casey Anthony, the Orlando, Fla., woman accused of murdering her 2-year-old daughter, a case that saw widespread public belief in Anthony’s guilt. “You can’t ever predict with reliability what a jury may do and why”.