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Aaron Hernandez's Lawyer: This Could Be Murder - The Root;

Aaron Hernandez's Lawyer: This Could Be Murder - The Root

The RootAaron Hernandez's Lawyer: This Could Be MurderThe RootAaron Hernandez's family doesn't believe that he was in a suicidal frame of mind coming off his acquittal for the 2012 double murder of 2012 fatal shootings of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado in Boston. On Friday, the usually stoic Hernandez was ...and more »

Ex-NFL star Hernandez hangs self in prison; family seeks probe - Nasdaq;

Ex-NFL star Hernandez hangs self in prison; family seeks probe - Nasdaq

NasdaqEx-NFL star Hernandez hangs self in prison; family seeks probeNasdaq(Adds background on trials) By Scott MaloneBOSTON, April 19 (Reuters) - Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez hanged himself on Wednesday in a prison cell where he was serving a life sentence for murder, prison officials said, and his ...and more »

Aaron Hernandez suicide: 'Absolutely no chance he took his own life,' agent Brian Murphy says - MassLive.com;

Aaron Hernandez suicide: 'Absolutely no chance he took his own life,' agent Brian Murphy says - MassLive.com

MassLive.comAaron Hernandez suicide: 'Absolutely no chance he took his own life,' agent Brian Murphy saysMassLive.comAaron Hernandez's attorney and former sports agent have publicly raised the specter of murder after the former New England Patriots tight end and convicted murderer was found dead in his cell Wednesday morning. Jose Baez, who successfully defended ...and more »

Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction could be vacated after his death - FOXSports.com;

Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction could be vacated after his death - FOXSports.com

FOXSports.comAaron Hernandez's murder conviction could be vacated after his deathFOXSports.comThe shocking news that former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez had died of an apparent suicide on Wednesday morning could lead to the evacuation of his 2015 murder conviction. Hernandez was appealing his first-degree murder ...and more »

Family of ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez vow suicide probe - The Globe and Mail;

Family of ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez vow suicide probe - The Globe and Mail

The Globe and MailFamily of ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez vow suicide probeThe Globe and MailFormer New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez hanged himself on Wednesday in a prison cell where he was serving a life sentence for murder, prison officials said, and his family called for an immediate investigation into the circumstances.and more »

Aaron Hernandez Murdered? Lawyer Insists He Wasn't In 'Frame Of Mind' To Commit Suicide - Hollywood Life;

Aaron Hernandez Murdered? Lawyer Insists He Wasn't In 'Frame Of Mind' To Commit Suicide - Hollywood Life

Hollywood LifeAaron Hernandez Murdered? Lawyer Insists He Wasn't In 'Frame Of Mind' To Commit SuicideHollywood LifeAfter learning that ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez committed suicide in prison, his lawyer and family are demanding answers. Jose Baez, Aaron's attorney, is launching an investigation to find the truth behind what really happened. Did Aaron commit suicide ...and more »

Photos: Aaron Hernandez - Gainesville Sun;

Photos: Aaron Hernandez - Gainesville Sun

Gainesville SunPhotos: Aaron HernandezGainesville SunThe former tight end with UF and the New England Patriots has killed himself in a Massachusetts prison, where he was serving a life sentence for murder. Previous. Hide caption. Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez turns to look toward ...and more »

Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe reflect on Aaron Hernandez's downfall - FOXSports.com;

Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe reflect on Aaron Hernandez's downfall - FOXSports.com

FOXSports.comSkip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe reflect on Aaron Hernandez's downfallFOXSports.comFormer New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is dead at the age of 27 after hanging himself in his prison cell in Massachusetts. Hernandez was serving a life sentence for the murder of Odin Lloyd in 2013. Just last week, Hernandez was found ...and more »

Ex-NFL star Hernandez gave no sign of suicide plan - statement - Eurosport.co.uk

Ex-NFL star Hernandez gave no sign of suicide plan - statementEurosport.co.ukBOSTON, April 19 (Reuters) - Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez gave no sign suggesting he planned to kill himself before his body was found hanging early Wednesday in a Massachusetts prison cell, his attorney said in a statement.and more »

Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez hangs himself in his prison cell - Chron.com;

Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez hangs himself in his prison cell - Chron.com

Chron.comEx-NFL star Aaron Hernandez hangs himself in his prison cellChron.comBOSTON (AP) — Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez hanged himself Wednesday in the prison cell where he was serving a life sentence for murder, taking his life on the same day his ex-teammates on the New England Patriots were set to visit the White ...and more »

Aaron Hernandez suicide: Signs of trouble began with Gators in Gainesville - Orlando Sentinel (blog);

Aaron Hernandez suicide: Signs of trouble began with Gators in Gainesville - Orlando Sentinel (blog)

Orlando Sentinel (blog)Aaron Hernandez suicide: Signs of trouble began with Gators in GainesvilleOrlando Sentinel (blog)Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez has hanged himself in his cell and pronounced dead at a hospital. Edgar ThompsonContact Reporter · Privacy Policy · Aaron Hernandez reached the height of college football during his three seasons with the Florida Gators ...and more »

Aaron Hernandez Spoke With NFL Star Day Before Death - TMZ.com;

Aaron Hernandez Spoke With NFL Star Day Before Death - TMZ.com

TMZ.comAaron Hernandez Spoke With NFL Star Day Before DeathTMZ.comAaron Hernandez spoke with one of his close NFL buddies the day before he died. Hernandez was tight with 3-time NFL Pro Bowler Mike Pouncey -- who currently plays for the Miami Dolphins. The two played college football at the University of Florida ...and more »

Former Aaron Hernandez Rep: 'No chance he took his own life' - 247Sports;

Former Aaron Hernandez Rep: 'No chance he took his own life' - 247Sports

247SportsFormer Aaron Hernandez Rep: 'No chance he took his own life'247SportsAaron Hernandez's suicide on early Wednesday morning sent waves throughout New England and the national landscape. Following the news of his death, one of the former New England Patriots tight end's representatives Brian Murphy took to Twitter to say ...and more »

How prosecutors proved former NFL player Aaron Hernandez guilty of murder - CT Post;

How prosecutors proved former NFL player Aaron Hernandez guilty of murder - CT Post

CT PostHow prosecutors proved former NFL player Aaron Hernandez guilty of murderCT Postaaron hernandez in handcuffs Former NFL tight end Aaron Hernandez was found dead of an apparent suicide in his jail cell on Wednesday. Hernandez was serving a life sentence after being found guilty of killing semiprofessional football player Odin Lloyd ...and more »

Aaron Hernandez's Suicide: The Questions We're Left Asking - Sports Illustrated;

Aaron Hernandez's Suicide: The Questions We're Left Asking - Sports Illustrated

Sports IllustratedAaron Hernandez's Suicide: The Questions We're Left AskingSports IllustratedWhat happened overnight in a jail cell in Shirley, Mass., can't easily be characterized as a tragedy. A convicted killer taking his own life won't elicit much sympathy from the public, and quite honestly it shouldn't. Maybe Aaron Hernandez's death ...and more »

Mike Pouncey remembers his friend, Aaron Hernandez - NBCSports.com;

Mike Pouncey remembers his friend, Aaron Hernandez - NBCSports.com

NBCSports.comMike Pouncey remembers his friend, Aaron HernandezNBCSports.comAaron Hernandez was a convicted murderer, and not a sympathetic figure. But he still left friends and family behind after his prison suicide, and they're mourning in their own ways at the moment. One of the first to publicly acknowledge Hernandez's ...and more »

Oroville Dam Managers Made Missteps During Crisis - CBS San Francisco Bay Area;

Oroville Dam Managers Made Missteps During Crisis - CBS San Francisco Bay Area

CBS San Francisco Bay AreaOroville Dam Managers Made Missteps During CrisisCBS San Francisco Bay AreaOROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Late in the afternoon of Feb. 12, Sheriff Kory Honea was at the emergency operations center for the tallest dam in America when he overheard someone say something that stopped him in his tracks: “This is not good.” Over six ...and more »

Aaron Hernandez Was On Suicide Watch When First Imprisoned: Why Was He Taken Off - Hollywood Life;

Aaron Hernandez Was On Suicide Watch When First Imprisoned: Why Was He Taken Off - Hollywood Life

Hollywood LifeAaron Hernandez Was On Suicide Watch When First Imprisoned: Why Was He Taken OffHollywood LifeThe sports world is still reeling from Aaron Hernandez's death, as the former New England Patriots player killed himself on April 19. The convicted murderer was actually once on suicide watch – so why wasn't he on it before he died? Aaron Hernandez's ...and more »

Aaron Hernandez lawyers will seek to vacate murder conviction - Boston Herald;

Aaron Hernandez lawyers will seek to vacate murder conviction - Boston Herald

Boston HeraldAaron Hernandez lawyers will seek to vacate murder convictionBoston HeraldAaron Hernandez's defense attorneys will seek to vacate his 2015 first-degree murder conviction because the former New England Patriot committed suicide before the state's high court could hear his appeal. “I was doing research this morning,” said John M.and more »

In death, Hernandez's murder conviction likely to be tossed - ABC News;

In death, Hernandez's murder conviction likely to be tossed - ABC News

ABC NewsIn death, Hernandez's murder conviction likely to be tossedABC NewsIn death, Aaron Hernandez may not be a guilty man in the eyes of the law. Under a long-standing Massachusetts legal principle, courts customarily vacate the convictions of defendants who die before their appeals are heard. Hernandez, a former NFL star, ...and more »