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Sheriff Won’t Allow Aaron Hernandez to Marry His Fiancee

by Robert Littal | Posted on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013
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I didn’t know this was something the sheriff could stop, but he is going to try his hardest.

“I don’t subscribe to that. I feel that those rights are things that you access on the outside, if you’re a good citizen,” he said. “We’ll do everything we can to not have that happen.”

Is this legal?

The reason Hernandez would want to get married, has nothing to do with love, but legal protection. If Hernandez is married his wife could be shielded from testifying against him at trial.

Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson seems to be enjoying his time in the spotlight.

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  1. LB says:

    Also maybe she could fight to obtain some of his contract money.

  2. Vanessa says:

    I disagree. Just maybe he realizes he’s going away for live and just maybe he wants to provide for his wife and son. Then again, neither one of us are omniscient.

  3. JD Sports Fan says:

    Unfortunately the sheriff may not be the one who can make that call. The right to marry is a constitutional right protected by the due process clause of the 14th amendment. Although prisoners don’t have all of their rights some of them are still retained and this one according to the Supreme Court is one they do retain. Here is a more complete overview of the issue:

    http://jdsportsfan.wordpress.com/2013/07/03/can-sheriff-thomas-m-hobson-keep-aaron-hernandez-from-marrying/

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