Aaron Hernandez lawyers claim jury's conviction was not 'rational'

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Aaron Hernandez lawyers claim jury's conviction was not 'rational'
Thursday May 14th, 2015

Aaron Hernandez's legal team filed new documents in the appeal of his murder conviction Thursday, according to The Herald News

In the documents, filed as part of a routine post-conviction appeals process, Hernandez's lawyers argue "no rational jury" would convict Hernandez of the charges and that the jury used "improper speculation, conjecture and guesswork" when it found Hernandez guilty of murdering Odin Lloyd last month. 

Hernandez was sentenced to life in prison without parole in the Lloyd case and also faces two murder charges for the 2012 killing of Safiro Furtado and Daniel de Abreu. Authorities say Hernandez killed Furtado and de Abreu in a drive-by shooting after one of the men spilled a drink on him in a Boston nightclub. 

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Hernandez was charged earlier this week with witness intimidation for allegedly shooting a friend in the face in Florida after the man made a remark about the Furtado and de Abreu murders. 

- Dan Gartland

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