Late NFL star, Aaron Hernandez, who was convicted for the murder of Odin Lloyd in 2013, has been granted an abatement on his conviction.
Hernandez, who took his own life in prison last month, is now considered not guilty in the eyes of the law.
Susan Garsh, Bristol County Judge, who presided over the original trial, ruled in favor of the star’s estate, citing a bizarre law.
“Massachusetts law states that if a defendant dies while a conviction is still in the process of appeal, then the previous verdict is vacated. Abatement is the law in this Commonwealth and this court is required to follow that precedent. The Court has no other choice.”
Hernandez committed suicide late last month while serving a sentence of life without parole for the murder of Lloyd. He was just 27.