The Aaron Hernandez double murder trial just got new evidence to help the case along. Committing a crime is one thing, but appearing in court is entirely different.
Given the person being tried is guilty, most of the time they deny their crime. This prolongs the process until there is clear evidence and they can be proven guilty.
No matter who you are in the world, committing a crime like murder will never be taken lightly. The latest on the Aaron Hernandez double murder trail shows just that.
The former New England Patriot star is in a sticky situation as his tattoos are making things more difficult. He was charged with killing two men in a 2012 drive-by shooting. The reason for doing so is trivial, as one of the men bumped into the former football star.
Body Art Or Not?
According to WCVB, Hernandez pleaded not guilty to killing 29-year-old Daniel de Abreu and 28-year-old Safiro Furtado. However, his body art is being put into question.
Hernandez got a particular tattoo done soon after the victims were killed. Prosecutor Patrick Haggan is using this to link him to the slaying of the two men.
First of all, the tattoo reads “God Forgives” but it is spelled backwards and is legible when read with a mirror. It also has a revolver and five bullets along with those words.
This new evidence of a crime committed paired with previous evidence may be just what this case needs. As prosecutors believe that five gun shots killed the two men.
However, Hernandez’s side is speaking out about this. Ronald Sullivan, one of his attorneys, called the theory of the gun and the tattoo linked together as a mere speculation.
In fact, Sullivan notes that allowing the jurors to hear about the tattoos is a violation to a fair trial. The judge handling the case doesn’t see it as a violation, as noted by NESN.
According to TMZ, the prosecutors are also speculating the former athlete’s tattoo of a semi automatic pistol. It is paired with a single spent shell casing design and may commemorate the time he shot a guy in the face back in 2013.
Eventually, the Aaron Hernandez double murder trial is scheduled for February. Whether or not the court decides to take the new “evidence” into consideration has yet to be determined. He is currently serving a life sentence for the Odin Lloyd murder in 2013.