Out of sheer boredom I tuned in to LawNewz and learned the jury had just come back “not guilty” for both murder counts against Aaron Hernandez. He was also acquitted of five of the six other charges.
Based on the analysis, it sounds like the prosecution had an uphill battle all along. Still, it is another big win for defence lawyer Jose Baez, his fees are going to go way up as a result of this. He even has a TV show now, on FOX, called You the Jury. Of course, the haters who hated him for what he did with Casey Anthony’s case are hating him even more now. Apparently Baez wasn’t in court today, though, for some medical reason.
As for Hernandez, he was already serving time for another murder, so it’s back to jail for him.
I noticed this week that LawNewz has now launched their new online live-streaming channel, where they will be streaming major trials live. Of course, the LawNewz site has been around for a while, and has been streaming trials for a while, but now they have a channel going throughout the day with all the analysis and the rest of it. You can find it here.
It’s harkening back to the old CourtTV glory days on cable, before it closed down. The guy behind this new effort is Dan Abrams, and he was with CourtTV back in the day as well. Some other anchors and reporters have also been hired, including Beth Karas who’s been everywhere already (CourtTV, HLN, etc.).
As a trial junkie myself, I’m glad to see this venture up and running, but I don’t know how much I’ll be tuning into. The main problem is I work for a living, so I’m never able to watch these trials!
The channel launched Monday and is up and running just in time for the Aaron Hernandez trial. Opening statements took place in court today. Wait a minute, you’re thinking: hadn’t Hernandez (pictured), the former New England Patriots NFL player, already been on trial? Yes, he was, in fact, and he was convicted of the murder of Odin Lloyd. So he’s already serving time in the clink for that.
This is a different charge, however, from an earlier incident in which he’s accused of killing two other people. So Hernandez is on trial for this one, too, and I notice Jose Baez, of Casey Anthony trial fame, has been taken on as his defence lawyer. Based on what I am reading, this could be a tougher case for the prosecutors to prove than the last one, so we shall see. Still, I don’t know why I bother to follow this case, because this guy Hernandez is already in jail and he’s not getting out, no matter what happens!
Anyway, this live streaming channel sounds good, so I’m going to try and tune in as much as I can.
For folks who are sad that the Aaron Hernandez trial is nearing the end with closing arguments this week in Massachusetts, take heart.
Because the Mike Duffy trial begins tomorrow, and that sure-fire gong show here in Canada will surely keep the trial junkies preoccupied long after the Hernandez verdict is reached.
I had unexpected time on my hands at work today after a court case fell through, so when I got back to the office I tuned into, you guessed it, a live trial. It figures.
I fired up the Aaron Hernandez murder trial live stream, figuring I could listen to that while I did some work. I was hoping I could at least get a little caught up with what is happening in that trial, which I really haven’t followed much of lately due to a host of other commitments.
As it turned out, proceedings ended suddenly due to a bomb threat to the Fall River court house. Somebody on the live stream said they were evacuating, so that was it.
That put a stop to the coverage, although I understand they eventually resumed an hour later. Honestly, folks, what is going on with the world at the moment? It seems like all the unhinged types are on the loose, creating havoc for people.
I will say this: this bomb scare was the one interesting thing to happen all day there at the Aaron Hernandez trial, because I otherwise found the proceedings today to be absolutely boring.
Tomorrow could be a big day in the trial, as testimony from his fiancée could possibly finish Hernandez off. Hopefully, they get through the day at the court house without any more annoying disruptions like what we saw today.