Originally Posted by aturnis
Rental car in his name
Hired a cleaning company this week to clean his home
Destroyed his security surveillance system
Destroyed his mobile phone
Body found less than a mile from his home
Body is his baby mama's sister's boyfriend
Shot a guys eye out a few months ago
Yep. Aaron Hernandez is going to prison.
Never underestimate the stupidity of the American juror.
It's reached the point these days where it's almost impossible to get a murder to stick without a forensic evidence. People watch so damn much CSI that they figure "well shit, if there's no DNA, there's no crime..."
Nevermind the fact that virtually every study ever done on the reliability of evidence indicates that circumstantial cases are every bit as strong as cases based on direct evidence, juries still won't convict on them.
The cleaning company, busted phone and busted surveillance are all going to be flat out ignored by the jury 99 times out of 100.
Juries are just extremely stupid when they are asked to determine what amounts to 'reasonable' doubt. It's like every last one of them becomes the guy in the Chappelle skit.