Aaron Null convicted in death of wife, Brynn

Aaron Null, whose wife Brynn Null has been missing from Capron, Illinois since 2002, has been convicted of murder. (Actually, that was ten days ago, but I didn’t find out till now.) The jury deliberated for less than three hours; this article says it was two and a half hours. Aaron faces 20 to 60 years in prison at sentencing, which will be in February.

In spite of the difficulty of obtaining a conviction in a body-less homicide, it seems to be getting easier. Perhaps it’s just me, but I’ve noticed a lot of MWAB (Murder Without A Body) convictions lately after only a very short period of deliberation. Like, in the Logan Tucker case, the jury deliberated less than two hours before convicting his mother of murder. In Brynn’s case, the police did find some blood, and there was a history of domestic violence between Brynn and Aaron with orders of protection obtained and charges filed, but there was no confession and no witnesses, and not enough blood to prove death. It sounds like a steep order, but the prosecution seems to have had no trouble convincing the jury to see it their way. Yet I can think of many similar MWAB cases in years past where, on approximately the same evidence, the jury either hung or voted for an acquittal. Hmm. I wonder if anything has changed.

4 thoughts on “Aaron Null convicted in death of wife, Brynn

  1. Tracey Reitterer December 20, 2010 / 8:48 pm

    I think law enforcement collectively is getting sick to death of case reports of women gone missing after being in bad relationships. Because it happens to often, juries are also getting hip to men thinking murder is easier than divorce. As well as overrall people thinking they can so casually kill & get away with it. So, naturally, convictions are becoming easier. As in Dennis Tetso’s case against killing his wife Tracey, altho her body has yet to be found, the state asked the jury not to reward him with an acquittal just because he so secretly hid her body. When women in bad relationships drop off the face of the earth who otherwise lead established routine lives, more likely than not, its due to their significant others. When any killer starts off lying to investigators, refuse to take polygraphs & quickly want to lawyer up, its a safe bet LE is honing in on the right person, make no mistake about it. And I say more power to them. There are far too many victims lying out there in shallow or watery graves hidden from their familys, while their killers walk amongst us, going about their lives as if nothing ever happened. The more no-body convictions LE gets, the safer the rest of society is.

  2. Kat December 20, 2010 / 10:03 pm

    Agreed. I’m not crying over this guy. Used to be there really was a chance of the gals just picking up and leaving. Less ways to be tracked. Nowadays (did I just say that, golly gee, that’s been a saying for a while) it is less and less easy to disappear, esp. when there is history and people are looking for you. I look at the really detailed UID’s and know that someone somewhere knew them, but…abusive relationships take all kinds of tolls. One of them is lack of communication. I do agree that juries and society in general is sick of this crap. Enough.

  3. danielle December 21, 2010 / 12:25 am

    ….off topic but do you have a facebook page?? for Charley?? you should, I bet you’d get a lot of fans

    • Meaghan December 21, 2010 / 1:28 am

      Nope. I hardly ever use my own Facebook page.

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