The mother of the man former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez was convicted of killing says she is convinced justice was done even if the murder charge gets erased.
Courts in Massachusetts customarily vacate the convictions of defendants who die before their appeals are heard. Hernandez was serving a life sentence for killing Odin Lloyd when he hanged himself in his prison cell earlier this week.
Lloyd’s mother, Ursula Ward, said a jury found Hernandez guilty of killing her son and that’s good enough for her.
She said Hernandez’s suicide in prison has reopened old wounds and that she is reliving the pain of her son’s 2013 murder.
“I lost my best friend. I lost my son. I lost the love of my life,” Ward told reporters Friday.