There are a few ways that the conviction can come in: (1) if used to impeach his testimony (if he testifies), (2) if the defense tries to put on evidence of his good character to show that he did not commit the crime, or (3) if being used to show intent, pattern or MO (paraphrasing this last bit). Read more
Yes and no (which is why it’s not a good question to ask on Twitter). You can’t bring in the prior conviction as a means to show that the defendant probably committed this crime as well (unless it’s to show that D has a particular habit). You can bring in the prior conviction to rebut D’s assertion that he’s a… Read more
While there wasn’t a murder weapon, there was a mountain of other physical evidence.
They had actual physical evidence placing him at the scene. Plus his lawyer said during closing that Hernandez was there (but only as an innocent, unknowing witness — yeah, right). And then there was the body.
Circumstantial evidence can be some of the most powerful evidence there is.
Don't ask me how he hacked Lasorda's account, but Chris Elliott's done it again.