Aaron Hernandez reportedly left three handwritten notes before he hanged himself in prison. The notes were for his fiancee, Shayanna Jenkins, his four-year-old daughter, and apparently for his gay jailhouse lover who is also now on suicide watch.
Yahoo is also reporting that suicide notes have been found in Hernandez’s cell, though the outlet has not divulged the contents of the notes. TMZ reports that the third note was addressed to the general public.
According to The Daily Mail, three handwritten notes have been discovered in the cell where Hernandez hanged himself. The notes were said to have been written to his fiancee, his four-year-old daughter Avielle, and someone he may have had a relationship with in prison.
The Daily Mail also reports that the third letter was written to Hernandez’s gay prison lover, who has not been identified but is believed to have been the last person the former NFL star spoke to before taking his own life.
That man is reportedly under “eyeball to eyeball” suicide watch.
The notes were allegedly found alongside a Bible opened to John 3:16, the same verse that Hernandez had written with marker across his forehead.
The verse reads: “For God so loved the wrld that he gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
The Daily Mail’s report continues that Hernandez had been planning suicide for weeks. The outlet says he gave away many of his personal belongings to fellow inmates and coated the floor of his cell in soap to ensure his suicide was successful.
“Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Henry N. Nields performed an autopsy on Mr. Hernandez on Wednesday and concluded today that the manner of death was suicide and the cause asphyxia by hanging,” stated Massachusetts District Attorney Joseph D. Early, Jr. in a statement on Thursday.
“An investigation into the death by the State Police Detectives assigned to the District Attorney’s Office and Department of Correction investigators found cardboard jammed into the door tracks of his single-inmate cell to impede entry into the cell.”
The report continued: “There were no signs of a struggle, and investigators determined that Mr. Hernandez was alone at the time of the hanging.
“Mr. Hernandez was locked in his cell about 8 p.m. and no one entered the cell until a correction officer observed him at 3:03 a.m. and forced his way through the impeded door to render aid.”
Hernandez’s suicide came less than one week after he was acquitted of a double murder in 2012. He was already serving a life sentence for the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd.
Hernandez’s death also came on the same day that the New England Patriots visited the White House to celebrate their Super Bowl.