The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts has ruled that Aaron Hernandez‘s 2015 murder conviction will not be reinstated.The former Patriots tight end was found guilty of murder in the first degree over the 2013 death of Odin Lloyd. That conviction was overturned after Hernandez killed himself while incarcerated at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Lancaster, Massachusetts.Hernandez’s suicide came only two days after he was acquitted of a separate slate of murders alleged to have occurred in Boston in 2012.A relatively obscure legal principle undergirds the perhaps confusing turn of events in the Aaron Hernandez saga.He was convicted in 2015, but had appealed his conviction. Under the legal principle known in Latin–and used by attorneys out of sheer force of habit and tradition–as abatement ab initio, or “from the beginning,” a conviction is not deemed final until all appeals have been exhausted. Once Hernandez took his own … [Read more...] about Aaron Hernandez’s Murder Conviction Will Not Be Reinstated. For Now.