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Judge Tosses Aaron Hernandez’s Conviction in 2013 Murder
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A judge on Tuesday erased a 2013 murder conviction against former NFL star Aaron Hernandez, ruling that case law in Massachusetts had long established that defendants who die before their appeals are heard could have their convictions vacated. Judge E. Susan Garsh said she was compelled to follow precedent in ordering that Hernandez's first-degree murder conviction be vacated in the death of semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd. Hernandez killed himself last month in prison while serving a life sentence.