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Following his suicide and vacated conviction, Aaron Hernandez is now the inspiration for a bill in Massachusetts Keith Bedford /The Boston Globe via AP
FILE - In this Wednesday, April 12, 2017 file photo, former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez blows a kiss to his daughter, who sat with her mother, Shayanna Jenkins Hernandez, Hernandez's longtime fiancee, during jury deliberations in his double-murder trial at Suffolk Superior Court in Boston. Hernandez was acquitted of those crimes on Friday, but hanged himself in his prison early Wednesday, April 19, 2017, where he was serving a life sentence in the 2013 killing of semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd. (Keith Bedford /The Boston Globe via AP, Pool, File)

A Massachusetts senator put his name behind a bill that seeks to change the centuries-old legal “rule” that vacated the murder conviction of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez posthumously. State Sen. Richard Ross was co-sponsoring legislation that would nullify the right to the rule, referred to as “abatement ab initio,” in cases where…

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