April 15, 2015

Trials, Treasurers, And Taxes

Boston Public Radio

In a radio interview discussing the murder trial of former NFL player Aaron Hernandez, attorney Dan Small discusses how video has changed courtrooms and that he was surprised by the guilty verdict.

Five to 10 years ago, he said he almost never heard of video in a criminal case. Now, it's a different story.

"Well you know we have so many cases these days that go on the basis of technology, usually it's email or text messages or whatever. One of the amazing things in this case is he was convicted in large part by his own home surveillance system.  The most powerful pieces of evidence — him carrying the gun, the fiancée carrying the box, and him hanging out on the patio with these guys who he had just supposedly witness do this horrible thing the night before...," Mr. Small said. "It's a circumstantial case. The jury has to put all the pieces together and clearly those are very powerful pieces."

Duration: 2:41:17; discussion of Aaron Hernandez trial begins at 1:24; Dan Small's segment begins at 19:30

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