Prison: Aaron Hernandez elated about acquittal, not suicidal
- Author: Stacy Allen May 06, 2017,
May 06, 2017, 7:41
Both Aaron Hernandez's last love letter to his fiancée, Shayanna Jenkins, and his prison discipline records have been released, offering a glimpse into the former National Football League star's final months. The report notes "John 3:16" was written on Hernandez's forehead and on the wall, the AP reports.
Hernandez had been serving a life sentence for the murder of Odin Lloyd and had an active appeal for that conviction.
An excerpt from Aaron Hernandez's suicide letter to his fiancée has been released.
"I ask for the cell door to open, but the inmate had the door blocked, making it hard to open at first", according to a report of the offense.
"Aaron Hernandez had requested to the prison that my client, Kyle Kennedy, be his cellmate", Army said.
The report explained that Hernandez's right middle finger had a fresh cut and blood was also found on the adjacent finger.
State police said a review of video surveillance showed Hernandez was on the phone just before being locked in his cell.
"Tell my story fully but never think anything besides how much I love you", Hernandez wrote in the letter, one of three left behind in his cell.
He was acquitted in those killings last month.
"This inmate stated that Hernandez came to his door before lock in and stated, 'remember when you die your soul gets reincarnated, '" the report said.
Hernandez reportedly left two other notes, neither of which have been released. A Bible was found open to that Gospel, with a spot of blood marking the passage.
The letter ends with the name of a pop song and the artist: "I knew I loved you = Savage Garden".
When officials broke through, the floor was covered in shampoo to make it slippery - apparently to prevent Hernandez from gaining his footing in case he wanted to stop himself from hanging.
A death investigation has also revealed that Hernandez did not have any drugs in his system when he was found hanging.
That report, released Friday, also includes Massachusetts Department of Corrections records that identify Hernandez as a "validated member" of the Bloods street gang. The officer said he asked Hernandez to remove the sheet or sound off.
The Patriots have said they do not owe Hernandez any money because he violated the conduct clause of his 2012 contract, worth $40 million over five years, with $16 million guaranteed.
Now that Hernandez is dead, legal experts say his murder conviction could be voided - a move that prosecutors are fighting - which would pave the way for his estate to collect almost $6 million in unpaid salary and bonuses from the New England Patriots, who released him following his arrest in 2013.