/ Apr 25, 2017

Hernandez family to receive copies of suicide notes

The family of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez will gain access to three handwritten notes the former NFL player wrote before killing himself, a family attorney said Monday. Lawyer George Leontire said Bristol Superior Court in New Bedford, Massachusetts, ordered release ...

Former NFL star Hernandez commits suicide in prison

/ Apr 19, 2017

Former NFL star Hernandez commits suicide in prison

Massachusetts prison officials say former NFL star Aaron Hernandez has hanged himself in his cell and was pronounced dead at a hospital. He was 27. An official with the Massachusetts Department of Corrections says Hernandez was found hanged in his cell just after 3 ...

/ Mar 31, 2017

Fiancee testifies in Hernandez double-murder trial

Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez’s fiancee testified in his double-murder trial Thursday that she learned to keep her mouth shut and “not to ask any questions” in certain situations. Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez testified against Hernandez under a grant of immunity from prosecutors. She and Hernandez ...

/ Jul 4, 2015

Hernandez judge OKs phone probe

A Massachusetts judge has authorized a subpoena so lawyers for former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez can identify an anonymous tipster who claimed one of the jurors who convicted Hernandez of murder may have been “untruthful” during jury selection. Judge Susan Garsh ruled ...

Ex-NFL star Hernandez convicted of murder, gets life

/ Apr 16, 2015

Ex-NFL star Hernandez convicted of murder, gets life

Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison Wednesday for a deadly late-night shooting, sealing the downfall of an athlete who once had a $40 million contract and a standout career ahead of him. ...

/ Apr 14, 2015

Ex-NFL back Phillips suspected of murder

Former NFL running back Lawrence Phillips is suspected of killing his cellmate in a Central California prison, officials said Monday. Phillips’ cellmate at Kern Valley State Prison was found lifeless early Saturday and later pronounced dead, prison spokesman Lt. Marshall Denning said in a ...

No verdict yet in Hernandez trial

/ Apr 11, 2015

No verdict yet in Hernandez trial

Jurors in the murder trial of former NFL star player Aaron Hernandez completed a fourth day of deliberations Friday with no verdict. The 12 jurors have spent nearly 20 hours over four days considering whether to convict Hernandez of the June 2013 killing of ...

Prosecution rests in Hernandez murder trial

/ Apr 3, 2015

Prosecution rests in Hernandez murder trial

The prosecution rested on Thursday in the murder trial of former New England Patriots star tight end Aaron Hernandez after spending more than two months presenting a case that he killed the boyfriend of his fiancee’s sister. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to murder ...