Thursday’s statement from the Worcester County District Attorney’s office revealed that there were “three hand-written notes next to a Bible” in the cell of Aaron Hernandez at the time of his apparent suicide. Reports have emerged claiming to know who the intended recipients were.
The Daily Mail -- which, it should be noted, is not a reliable outlet by Wikipedia’s standards -- first reported that the notes were left for Hernandez’ fiance, daughter and prison lover were each left one note. While their report should be taken with a grain of salt given their lack of credibility, a significantly more thorough report from Newsweek had the same information, citing "multiple law enforcement sources." They refer to the prison acquaintance as Hernandez' "boyfriend."
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The Daily Mail notes that Hernandez’ lover was “believed to be the last person Hernandez spoke to before he took his own life” and quotes “sources close to the investigation” as saying that the man is now under “eyeball to eyeball” suicide watch.
Hernandez was found hanging from a bed sheet in his Souza-Baranowski Correction Center cell early Wednesday morning and was pronounced dead an hour later at UMass-Memorial Health Alliance Hospital.
The report released by the DA’s office noted that there were “no signs of a struggle,” leading to the determination that the former Patriots tight end and convicted murderer had killed himself.