BOSTON (AP) - A single justice of the highest court in Massachusetts has denied prosecutors' request to reinstate the murder conviction of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez. The conviction in the 2013 fatal shooting of Odin Lloyd was voided by a Superior Court judge in May because Hernandez killed himself in prison before all appeals were heard. Prosecutors argued that erasing the conviction would undermine public trust.
GLOUCESTER, Mass. (AP) - The principal of a Massachusetts elementary school says it was disrespectful that a game brought in for a student Halloween party featured a tombstone with the name Don Trump on it. The tombstone was one of several on a game brought in by a parent for the party at West Parish Elementary on Friday. In a letter to parents, West Parish Principal Telena Imel says the game "inappropriately brought a political agenda into what was designed to be a fun family affair."
BOSTON (AP) - Two amputee survivors of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing are awarding a scholarship to a college sophomore who lost a leg to cancer as a child. Jack Manning, of Norfolk, Massachusetts, is the inaugural winner of the "Boston College Strong" scholarship. Bombing survivors Patrick Downes and Jessica Kensky say they chose Manning for his "perseverance in the face of adversity."
BOSTON (AP) - Jury deliberations are set to begin in the case of a Massachusetts pharmacist charged with murder in the 2012 meningitis outbreak that killed 76 people. Jurors in Glenn Chin's case are expected to start deliberating in Boston's federal courthouse on Monday. Chin was the supervisory pharmacist at the now-closed New England Compounding and oversaw the rooms where the drugs were made. The 2012 outbreak of meningitis and other infections was blamed on contaminated injections of medical steroids.
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