‘John 3:16’ written in blood on Aaron Hernandez’s forehead, source says
Aaron Hernandez, formerly of the New England Patriots, practices before a game in 2012.
Then he turned his bedsheet into a noose and hanged himself.
If Hernandez did in fact smoke prior to his death, it wouldn’t be the first time K2 was implicated in a suicide.
A spokesperson said that while no suicide note had been found, the investigation into Hernandez’s death was still ongoing.
Attorney Jose Baez, who successfully defended Hernandez in his most recent trial, said on Thursday that the state’s Chief Medical Examiner’s Office had turned over Hernandez’s remains to his family but retained his brain.
According to local media reports, Hernandez wrote the popular Bible verse on his forehead.
When Aaron Hernandez was found dead in his prison cell, he had the citation of a Bible verse written on his forehead, according to multiple reports on Wednesday (April 20). He was taken to UMass Memorial Health Alliance Hospital in Leominster and pronounced dead.
Baez had earlier Thursday been furious over the delay over the release of the brain and had threatened to sue the state for possession. At issue is whether Hernandez’s violent behavior and mood swings could have been partly explained by chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative nerve disease found in the brains of those who have had repeated or severe hits to the head.
Hernandez’s body was released to the Faggas Funeral Home in Watertown, Massachusetts, after an autopsy. “The family does not have confidence in the medical examiner’s office”. He has performed autopsies in numerous high-profile cases, including the death of Michael Brown, the black 18-year-old who was shot and killed by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014.
Baez said the family has received the rest of Hernandez’s body but his brain has been kept for the medical examiner’s own study.
“We’re not suggesting anything”, he said. “We need to examine every aspect of this case”.
When asked if he believes CTE played a role in Hernandez’s death, Baez demurred. It can only be diagnosed posthumously. On Friday, he had been acquitted of a double-murder in Boston.
Aaron Hernandez’s fiancée has filed an injunction to have any and all evidence from his death preserved on behalf of her daughter. Many friends and former colleagues were searching for an explanation to the tragic end of a young man whose football skills at one point earned him a five-year, $40m contract extension with the NFL’s top franchise. The asking price is now $1.3 million. Lloyd’s family has a pending civil suit against Hernandez seeking damages for his killing. The Internal Revenue Service has a $117,395 tax lien on the property.
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