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Aaron Hernandez Trial Update: Defense Rests, Closing Arguments Take Place - Sports and Entertainment Law News

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Posted on: Apr 7, 2015

By Matthew R. Macaluso of Keller Macaluso LLC

The Aaron Hernandez trial is in its final stages as the defense rested its case on Monday, April 6. The defense resting marks a fairly quick end from the defense, especially given the length of the prosecutors’ case-in-chief, but the defense does not have to prove that Hernandez did not commit the crimes alleged. Rather, the defense only has to provide reasonable doubt of his guilt.

Closing statements are taking place on Tuesday, April 7. Will the circumstantial case brought by the prosecutors be enough to prove first degree murder or did the defense introduce enough “reasonable doubt”? Click here for recent updates. Follow @McCannSportsLaw for live updates and daily articles and analysis.

This post was written by Matthew R. Macaluso of Keller Macaluso LLC. If you would like to submit content or write an article for the Sports & Entertainment Law Section page, please email Rachel Beachy at


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