Lawyer thinks Aaron Hernandez will be let out of prison eventually
Was being acquitted in his double murder trial just the first in a series of legal victories to come for Aaron Hernandez? His new lawyer thinks so.
Jose Baez, who served as Hernandez’s attorney for the double murder trial, believes Hernandez could eventually get out of prison.
“I think so, I think so,” Baez told TMZ when asked in an interview whether he thinks Hernandez will get out of prison. “I think that if we look back at some of the things that are available to appeal on that case, I think there’s a strong likelihood. And if he hires me for the second trial, we’re going to go all at it. Nothing would make me happier than to prove everybody wrong.”
Baez is talking about the possibility of representing Hernandez in his appeal of the Odin Lloyd conviction. Hernandez was convicted in 2015 of murdering Lloyd and received a life sentence without the possibility of parole. Baez thinks Hernandez could win an appeal of that conviction.
But all this legal work is not cheap, so Baez was asked whether the former New England Patriots tight end had funds left for a defense.
“Very little, very little. But he’s got friends and supporters — people who care about him. Hopefully people will come forward now that they can see,” said Baez.
Baez also defended Hernandez’s character to TMZ Sports and spoke highly of him.
“The Aaron that I know is not anywhere near what he is portrayed to be. He’s a very intelligent young man, funny, caring, and very grateful for all of those people who have stood by him.”
We saw a different side of Hernandez when he was crying in court following the verdict being read on Friday in the double murder trial. In that case, his attorneys were able to poke holes in the prosecution’s case, making it a he said/she said situation.