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Aaron Hernandez charged with witness intimidation in connection to 2012 Boston killings

http://espn.go.com/boston/nfl/story/_/i ... -hernandez

So, I'm reading this article and it alleges that Hernandez pulls the car over and shoots this guy between the eyes, dumps his body and takes off. The charge is witness intimidation? WTF?

How is that not attempted murder? It is a bit intimidating too...but jeez.

I know he got life without parole.....but what is the point of this other case if they aren't going to call that attempted murder? Money?


It does seem odd but if you watch the video associated with the article it helps explain why the prosecutors went with the intimidation charge. It doesn't sound like it's about money.

ESPN's vids bog down my puter for some reason.
I'm sure there is some legal reason why the intimidation charge is the route to take.
My comment is just an expression of exasperation at how nuts the legal system is.
If a point blank bullet between the eyes isn't attempted murder I'm not sure what is.
I agree it's probably intimidating too.


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The Breeze wrote:
ESPN's vids bog down my puter for some reason.


They tend to slow my down too.

I'm sure there is some legal reason why the intimidation charge is the route to take.
My comment is just an expression of exasperation at how nuts the legal system is.
If a point blank bullet between the eyes isn't attempted murder I'm not sure what is.
I agree it's probably intimidating too.[/quote]

I would think so!

The video featured ESPN's legal analyst and he said the prosecutors in this case are trying to rebuild the credibility and veracity of the victim (Alexander Bradley, one of the witnesses to the double murder Hernandez is accused of committing). He said they're using this charge to show that Hernandez is an even worse thug than Bradley, who has multiple aliases and a long criminal record.

It sounds like they're trying to use this to help prepare Bradley for trial and make him seem more credible. I'm not sure how much sense that makes but I assume it makes sense to the prosecution.

Perhaps with a murder conviction and life sentence already in the books for Hernandez and with a trial for two other murders pending, they felt this charge was more useful in their efforts to seek a conviction on the double murder than an attempted murder charge would be...

Anyway, it doesn't sound like it's about money or privilege, just legal strategy.


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Thanks for recapping that for us, Jim. I hadn't watched the video yet, either.

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I would think so!

The video featured ESPN's legal analyst and he said the prosecutors in this case are trying to rebuild the credibility and veracity of the victim (Alexander Bradley, one of the witnesses to the double murder Hernandez is accused of committing). He said they're using this charge to show that Hernandez is an even worse thug than Bradley, who has multiple aliases and a long criminal record.

It sounds like they're trying to use this to help prepare Bradley for trial and make him seem more credible. I'm not sure how much sense that makes but I assume it makes sense to the prosecution.

Perhaps with a murder conviction and life sentence already in the books for Hernandez and with a trial for two other murders pending, they felt this charge was more useful in their efforts to seek a conviction on the double murder than an attempted murder charge would be...

Anyway, it doesn't sound like it's about money or privilege, just legal strategy.



The angle of making the case for the double homicide stick makes a good deal of sense. I appreciate your breakdown of all that, Jim. :thumbsup:


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I was happy to help, guys. :)


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