Aaron Hernandez’s Murder Conviction Is Reinstated by Massachusetts Top Court. One Reason: Insurance
In a case involving the first-degree murder conviction of former professional football player Aaron Hernandez, the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts…
In a case involving the first-degree murder conviction of former professional football player Aaron Hernandez, the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts rejected the common-law doctrine of abatement ab initio, under which a criminal conviction is vacated and the indictment dismissed after the defendant dies while the defendant’s direct appeal as of right challenging that conviction is in process. One important reason behind the court’s decision: the insurance implications of applying that doctrine.
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