Aaron Hernandez found dead in prison with Bible verse written across forehead

Jane Richards
April 21, 2017

Hernandez was also on trial for a double murder but was acquitted last week.

"It is quite possible that for Aaron Hernandez to be on the news on the same day that the Patriots are in the news, that's symbolic", said Ruskin.

"Aaron was looking forward to an opportunity for a second chance to prove his innocence", he said in a statement, referring to the possibility of Herdandez's first-degree murder conviction being overturned.

"We will never know", Porter said on if the Patriots visit influenced the timing of Hernandez's death. The state said he jammed the door shut from the inside, to buy an extra few minutes in case anyone tried to keep him from dying. "Each man has to live with himself".

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Garcia said he thought Friday's acquittal would be a sign of good things for his cousin. "There's no going around that".

"We all can not believe it", said Alex Cugno, who grew up with Hernandez in Bristol.

One person wrote: "The guilt of getting off for 2 murders got to him".

"And certainly somebody who is in a really high-profile position is also somebody that would be considered to be needing of an extra level of assessment as to whether or not they need some sort some of treatment or services", Newman-Polk said. "Something just doesn't add up", added cousin Randy Garcia.

The medical examiner's office didn't immediately comment on the brain dispute and hasn't released the results of its autopsy.

The Patriots were scheduled to go to the White House Wednesday to be greeted by President Trump and mark their latest Super Bowl win. Hernandez was convicted and sentenced to life in prison. But his death could vacate that conviction, according to attorney Randy Chapman, legal editor for NBC Boston and necn. And friends say he had plans to appeal his life sentence as well.

His Bible in his cell was open to that verse, said the station. He said despite Hernandez's acquittal in criminal court last week, the families still plan to try to hold Hernandez accountable for the killings in civil court.

He would not give details on a timeline for this process.

Yet 10 months later, in 2013, with the discovery of the body of a friend who had been shot multiple times, Hernandez's life began a dramatic spiral downward.

There is an interesting twist to the lawsuit against Hernandez that just arose following the former tight end's death.

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