By: Symone Daniels
The series of events keep unfolding regarding the investigation of the the suicide of the New England Patriots’ former tight end, Aaron Hernandez. It has been reported that three handwritten letters were discovered close to a Bible opened to John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only son that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life” in his cell. The letters were addressed to his fiancée, Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez, their four-year-old daughter Avielle and his alleged prison lover. According to The Daily Mail, Hernandez’s gay prison lover was believed to be the last person Hernandez spoke to before he took his life. Now that man is currently under eyeball to eyeball suicide watch.
Wednesday morning, Aaron Hernandez committed suicide by hanging himself with a bedsheet attached to a window. The Massachusetts Department of Correction put out the following statement:
“On April 19, 2017 Aaron Hernandez was discovered hanged in his cell by corrections officers at the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley Massachusetts at approximately 3:05 a.m., lifesaving techniques were attempted on Mr. Hernandez and he was transported to UMASS Leominster where he was pronounced dead at 4:07 a.m. by a physician at the hospital.
Mr. Hernandez was in a single cell in a general population housing. Mr. Hernandez hanged himself utilizing a bed sheet that he attached to his cell window. Mr. Hernandez also attempted to block his door from the inside by jamming the door with various items. “The Massachusetts State Police are on scene and the investigation continues. Mr. Hernandez’s next of kin have been notified.”
The 27- year old was serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole for the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd at Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Massachusetts.
While many are mourning the loss of Hernandez, others are taking to social media to question his motives. Just days before his death, Hernandez was found not guilty of two counts of murder in the killing of two men outside of a Boston nightclub in July 2012. We will continue to keep you updated on this tragic story as more details come out.