Jurors Continue Deliberations in Hernandez Case

Regardless if Aaron Hernandez pulled the trigger or not, his life is changed forever. Photo Courtesy: Aaron Frutman
Regardless if Aaron Hernandez pulled the trigger or not, his life is changed forever.
Photo Courtesy: Aaron Frutman

By Michael Hanley 

The jury completed the forth day of deliberations in the Aaron Hernandez trial.

They ended their talks on Friday at 1 PM EST due to some scheduling conflicts that could not be moved. This group will take the weekend off and will be back at continuing deliberations starting 9 AM on Monday morning.

This case involves former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, who is charged with the shooting death of Odin Lloyd Jr, a semi professional footballer who was dating the sister of Hernandez’s finance at the time of his death. He was shot six times in a North Attleborough industrial park on June 17, 2013, near Hernandez’s home. Ever since that incident, the debate and arguments have raged on about if Hernandez himself was the lone shooter or were others involved in Lloyd’s murder.

It is very interesting that Hernandez’s lawyer, James Sultan, admitted that his client was present at the scene of the murder, but claims it was the two friends, Ernest Wallace and Carlos Ortiz, who were the ones that actually had the guns in hand and shot Lloyd six times. It is very hard to believe that Hernandez was at the murder scene and was just an innocent bystander, while those two did the cowardly and sick act of taking someone else’s life.

Hernandez does not seem like the type to just lay back and let others do the so called dirty work. Plus, this is a man who owned a number of large guns, ones you would not normally see regular citizens have in their house. These guns were more for those in law enforcement and used in warfare, not protecting a residence in a random town.

Here is what Sultan said in court about his client’s involvement at the crime scene:

“Did he make all the right decisions? No,”  Sultan said on Tuesday. “He was a 23-year-old kid who witnessed a shocking killing, committed by someone he knew. He didn’t know what to do, so he just put one foot in front of the other.”

Hernandez is smart enough to master complicated plays and lingo from his NFL days but does not have the common sense to know what to do in that situation? Seems like this attorney is grabbing at straws now.

It will be interesting to see just how much longer the jury will deliberate and what they will come to as a resolution in this case. No matter how this case turns out, Hernandez’s life and the family of Lloyd is forever changed in a very large way.