Attorney Says Medical Examiner
Holding Brain Hostage
4/20/2017 10:12 AM PDT
There’s a standoff over Aaron Hernandez‘s brain.
Hernandez’s lawyer, Jose Baez, just accused the Worcester Medical Examiner of illegally retaining Aaron’s brain after agreeing to release it to the hospital of the family’s choice for the purpose of CTE medical research.
Baez says the M.E. actually agreed to send the brain to Boston University CTE unit, which is renownd in the field. The family wants to know if Aaron was affected by CTE and hopes the examination will help other families.
Baez says a doctor in the Medical Examiner’s Office went back on the deal and decided they would keep the brain and do the exam, rather than sending it to B.U.
The attorney is threatening a lawsuit if the M.E. continues to withhold the brain.
What’s particularly interesting … Aaron Hernandez’s brain is irrelevant to his time in prison, the murder of which he was convicted or anything else involving the justice system.
The brain has everything to do with football — something in which the prison has no involvement.
Since the prison says he committed suicide, there’s nothing revealing about examining his brain.