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Unnecessary roughness : inside the trial and final days of Aaron Hernandez
Baez, Jose, 1968- author.
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First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Hachette Books, 2018.

Physical Description:
xii, 276 pages, 8 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
When renowned defense attorney Jose Baez received a request for representation from Aaron Hernandez, the disgraced Patriots tight-end was already serving a life sentence for murder. Defending him in a second, double-murder trial seemed like a lost cause--but Baez accepted the challenge, and their partnership culminated in a dramatic courtroom victory, a race to contest his first conviction, and ultimately a tragedy, when Aaron took his own life days after his acquittal. This riveting, closely-observed account of Aaron's life and final year is the only book based on countless intimate conversations with Aaron, and told from the perspective of a true insider. Written with the support of Hernandez's fiancée, Unnecessary Roughness takes readers inside the high-profile trial, offering a dramatic retelling of the race to obtain key evidence that would exonerate Hernandez, and later play a critical role in appealing his first conviction. With revelations about Aaron's personal life that weren't shared at trial, and an exploration of the Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy diagnosis revealed by his autopsy, Jose Baez's Unnecessary Roughness is a startling courtroom drama and an unexpected portrait of a fallen father, fiancé, and teammate.--
General Note:
Includes index.
Foreword / Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez -- The beginning or the end -- Fuck yeah! -- Blood in Boston -- Magical Monday and the luck of the Irish -- The not so anonymous call -- A video game called Motive -- Making of a murder weapon -- Weekend at Bernie's -- Eye phone -- Sharrod the shooter -- Trapping a rat -- Patriot games -- Who shot Odin Lloyd? -- Prison life -- Family matters -- Would you please convict if there's no evidence? -- Independent and not so independent witnesses -- The street sweeper -- Marinating the jury -- Desperate measure -- Tears behind the glass -- WTF? -- The battle for the brain -- Chronic traumatic encephalopathy.
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