Aaron Hernandez’s death is very perplexing for people who knew him. They say that at the time when he had just won a major court battle following acquittal in the double murder case, it seems very strange that he took his own life.
His family, friends and legal team are all shocked at the sudden news of his death and the way it happened. They claim that it was impossible from their perspective that the former NFL star took his own life.
Aaron Hernandez was serving a life sentence for a murder conviction at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley. The news is all the more shocking as the 27-year old athlete was acquitted of double murder merely days ago. Officials of the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley said that he committed suicide by hanging himself in his prison cell.
When the prison guards checked on him at around 3 a.m., they found him hanging and unresponsive. Officials claim that they tried to revive him but it was of no use.
Officials at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley claim that they haven’t found any suicide note form the former athlete till now.
In the meantime, his family and legal team have expressed their shock at the sudden news of suicide. His lawyer, Jose Baez, in a statement said, “The family and legal team is shocked and surprised at the news of Aaron’s death…There were no conversations or correspondence from Aaron to his family or legal team that would have indicated anything like this was possible. Aaron was looking forward to an opportunity for a second chance to prove his innocence. Those who love and care about him are heartbroken and determined to find the truth surrounding his untimely death. We request that authorities conduct a transparent and thorough investigation”.
Jose Baez went on to add, “The Baez Law Firm will participate in its own examination into this tragic event and update the media and public on its findings when they become available.”
Hernandez is survived by his fiancée and four year old daughter Avielle
A report in ESPN by a senior staff writer, Ian O’ConnorESPN, says,
“ Aaron Hernandez joked regularly with the attorneys there to defend him, and interacted easily with the corrections and court officers there to guard him. He tried to make an eye-contact connection with the seven women and five men there to judge him, too. He mouthed words of love and support to his fiancée, and he blew a kiss to Avielle. I watched him closely for a couple of days inside the courtroom, and on and off throughout the trial on live-stream video. I kept trying to picture him pumping bullets into his dying friend Lloyd, and it was a very hard place to get to”.