Aaron Hernandez is running out of options. It should come as no surprise that his latest attempt to fight off murder charges is seen as a ‘Hail Mary’ by WCVB in Boston, which reports that Hernandez’s attorneys have requested that charges related to the murder of Odin Lloyd be dismissed based on lack of probable cause.
The defense is quoted in the article as saying, “[T]here was no forensic evidence presented linking Hernandez to the shooting, no eyewitness testimony, no inculpatory statements by Hernandez, and no evidence that Hernandez had any motive to kill Lloyd.
Basically, all that the Commonwealth showed the grand jury is that Hernandez was in a car with Lloyd and several other individuals shortly before Lloyd was shot to death.”
Look, just because Hernandez was hanging out with Lloyd minutes before his death and just because we don’t have the gun that Hernandez clearly destroyed and threw away, doesn’t mean he’s guilty of anything at all, people. Nothing to see here.
Hernandez’s attorneys then argue that the prosecution played on Hernandez’s fame and notoriety to further strengthen their case.
“To compensate for gaping holes in its proof, the Commonwealth sought to portray Hernandez, a well-known, popular professional athlete, as an immoral drug-user with violent criminal propensities,” they write. “This deliberate strategy worked.”
Court cases of this magnitude are often big, elaborate games of chess and the defense is just making one of those quirky moves with its knight mere moments before getting caught in check. Hernandez’s defense in the Lloyd case will be an uphill battle and the defense is hoping to get every glimpse of the evidence against him as they can find.
Expect little to result from this request, save for more information being swapped between parties. Hernandez will likely still stand trial for first degree murder, among other charges.