Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez kills himself in prison

Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez kills himself in prison

Most people were shocked to hear the news on Wednesday morning that Aaron Hernandez was found dead from an apparent suicide in his prison cell and one person that is certainly not buying it is his attorney, Jose Baez.Hernandez played for the New England Patriots until he was arrested for murder and convicted in 2015.BOSTON (AP) – Family, not football, dominated Aaron Hernandez’s final hours as a lifer in prison.Patriots’ News: Will Patriots sign more free agents? He laid them carefully next to a Bible.”It’s an unusual circumstance, and we would have to prepare carefully before we decide to go about it”, said Thompson, Hernandez’s lawyer. But they said they were satisfied he died at his own hand, and they said his brain would be donated to sports concussion researchers, ending a brief public dispute over its custody.Guards found Hernandez shortly after 3 a.m. Wednesday at the state prison in Shirley, Correction Department spokesman Christopher Fallon said.At this time there is no clear reason to why Hernandez committed suicide in his cell.”For all intent and practical purposes, Aaron Hernandez will die an innocent man, but the court of public opinion may think differently”, said Healy.Mr. Hernandez also attempted to block his door from the inside by jamming the door with various items. The 27-year-old was housed in the general population unit of the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley.”There were no conversations or correspondence from Aaron to his family or legal team that would have indicated anything like this was possible”, Baez said in the statement.Hernandez’s body is at a Boston-area funeral home, but services for the Bristol, Connecticut, native likely will be held elsewhere.Baez said he retained Dr. Michael Baden, a former chief medical examiner for New York City, to perform an independent autopsy.MA state police has launched an investigation into the circumstances around Hernandez’s death.”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.” The team had no immediate comment.Lisa Newman-Polk, a former mental health worker at the prison, says prisoners serving life sentences are always flagged as higher risk for mental health problems.Last Friday, Hernandez was found not guilty for the double murder of two men on a Boston street in 2012.Members of the Patriots are scheduled to be honored at the White House on Wednesday for their Super Bowl LI victory over Atlanta.It was the last act in the downfall of an athlete who once seemed to have everything, including a five-year $40 million contract extension, and threw it all away.Attorney Doug Sheff represents Lloyd’s mother, Ursula Ward.After the verdict was read, Hernandez turned to Jenkins and mouthed, “I love you”.


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