The Supreme Judicial Court says former NFL star Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction will remain vacated.
Hernandez took his own life in prison in April, and his conviction for the killing of Odin Lloyd was still in the appeals process.
State law requires that convictions be vacated if the person dies before exhausting all appeals.
Prosecutors sought to keep the conviction intact, but a single justice rejected that request on Friday.
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