You cannot turn on the TV or read the paper without seeing
something about Dzhokhar Tsarnaev or Aaron Hernandez. Both are
defendants in notorious criminal cases that hit close to
Tsarnaev is a college student accused of perpetrating an
unspeakable tragedy: the Boston Marathon bombing, a heinous act of
terrorism that impacted countless victims and families, many of
whom are still struggling today. Hernandez is a former New England
Patriot facing multiple murder charges, but the notoriety of his
case is tied more to his fame as a local sports star than the
no-less-senseless loss of life.
They are different cases to be sure. But what they share in common
is that, as of press time, both are going to trial this month.