Court reporter Karen Florin blogs about court cases and legal matters that are in the news.

Courtroom swagger, bright smile hid Hernandez's inner darkness

Aaron Hernandez left prison, and the planet, for good early this morning, committing suicide, Massachusetts corrections officials said, by hanging himself with a bed sheet. He was 27, but had experienced higher highs and lower lows in his short life than most.

Long-delayed arrests bittersweet for mother of homicide victim Hamlin

For ten years, I told the mother of homicide victim Anthony Hamlin I would see her in court one day. This month, it finally happened.