Aaron Hernandez Could Go Free in Murder Case, Retired Massachusetts Superior Court Judge Says

by NESN Staff

November 29, 2013

aaron hernandezFor all the missteps Aaron Hernandez has committed, he may not have committed them in a way that will make an airtight case for the prosecution when he finally goes to trial on charges of murdering Odin Lloyd.

While some legal analysts have suggested before that Hernandez?s lawyers will likely be able to find creative ways around the case against him, another voice has stepped up to suggest the same. This voice, belonging to retired Massachusetts Superior Court Judge Isaac Borenstein, makes the conviction of Hernandez even more tenuous.

“I would not be shocked if this verdict went a way that didn’t necessarily [look] like at this point,? Borenstein told MyFoxBoston.com. ?It’s the way the justice system work[s].?

Borenstein is now a law professor at Suffolk University and Northeastern University after a 22-year career that included ?dozens of? murder cases.

Many of the complications surrounding Hernandez?s case include the other people involved. Ernest Wallace and Carlos Ortiz were both said to be with Hernandez at Lloyd?s death, making it difficult to determine who was involved in the killing and who was merely an accessory to the crime. That, plus the destruction of some evidence related to the case, could make it hard to prove guilt, a requirement in the American justice system.

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