Remember that time you took a bong rip and then had the inescapable urge to murder two people? Ya, me either. But that’s what Hernandez’s lawyers may use as a defense to weasel their client out of two first-degree murder charges.
Via the The Boston Herald:
Buried in a list of potential witnesses are two “unknown” experts who the former tight end’s attorneys may call. One expert may “discuss marijuana use in the NFL.” Another could address “the medical and psychological impacts for individuals who ingest marijuana” and whether there is any correlation between pot use and violence.
Together, those experts could be used in a Hail Mary maneuver to try to erase the mental state needed to convict Hernandez of two counts of first-degree murder.
The irony in all this is that Hernandez was convicted of killing his pot dealer in his first murder trial, semipro football player Odin L. Lloyd. Hernandez’s team tried to use the crutch that he smoked up to an ounce of marijuana per day and it would be senseless to kill his trusted source of pot. Michael Fee, a former Hernandez defense attorney, called Lloyd the “blunt master.” That is not a joke.
In this case, Hernandez’s lawyers will likely take a different stance and try to swindle the tall tale that Hernandez was unable to think clearly when he allegedly shot and killed Correia de Abreu, 29, and Safiro Furtado, 28 in a drive-by in the early morning hours of July 16, 2012.
Good luck with that, bro.
[h/t The Boston Herald]