The Aaron Hernandez saga took another twist on Tuesday.
Detailed in a report by Sports Illustrated, Bristol County Superior Court Judge Susan Garsh dismissed all charge against Aaron Hernandez. The decision was mandated by Massachusetts state law.
The decision now makes the impending distribution of his estate more complicated, as his convictions can no longer be used against him in a civil lawsuit.
The issue won’t go away that easily, though.
Bristol District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn intends to seek a reversal of the repeal:
“He died a guilty man and a convicted murderer. This fact is indisputable. You can’t just snap your fingers and have that go away,”
In the note that Hernandez left to his fiancée after his suicide, he ended his message by saying (YOU’RE RICH). It appears this is a direct reference to the release of Hernandez’s estate to his fiancée becoming available because of his passing remains unclear.
With the appeals process to come, followed by the number of personal civil suits that will sort out who gets what from the deceased, the Aaron Hernandez story is far from writing its last chapter.