Aaron Hernandez Murder Conviction Could Be Dismissed

The suicide of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez on Wednesday may have opened up an opportunity to dismiss his life sentence conviction for murder. A legal rule called "abatement" might be invoked because Hernandez's appeal was still pending at the time of his death, CNN reported Thursday. "The idea is that if an appeal hasn't happened, there's a chance the conviction has an error in it," Rosanna Cavallaro, a professor at Suffolk University, told CNN.

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