Aaron Hernandez’s Family Could Make Millions Due to His Death

When Aaron Hernandez died early Wednesday morning, most people assumed that it would mark the end of the Hernandez saga. But in reality, Hernandez’s death could ultimately trigger a series of legal actions on the part of his family in the coming months and years. According to the Boston Globe, there is a good chance that the guilty verdict Hernandez received during the Odin Lloyd murder trial in 2015 could be voided as a result of a legal principle known as “abatement ab initio.” That principle would apply to Hernandez’s case since he died before he was able to appeal the guilty verdict, and it essentially means that, in the court’s eyes, Hernandez died as an innocent man since all of the legal proceedings connected to his murder conviction didn’t play out before his death.

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