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Report: Aaron Hernandez had “John 3:16" written on his forehead

Aaron Hernandez

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez stands at the defense table when court is adjourned without a verdict on day five of jury deliberations in his double murder trial at Suffolk Superior Court on Thursday, April 13, 2017. Hernandez is standing trial for the July 2012 killings of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado who he encountered in a Boston nightclub. The former NFL player is already serving a life sentence in the 2013 killing of semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd. (Nancy Lane/The Boston Herald via AP, Pool)


More details are emerging regarding the death of former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, and they’re troubling.

Via WBZ-TV, the phrase “John 3:16" was written on Hernandez’s forehead, and red marker was on his hands and feet. “John 3:16" is a popular Biblical verse, the 16th verse of the third chapter of the Gospel According to John: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

Per the report, investigators are exploring whether Hernandez may have smoked synthetic marijuana on Tuesday night. If he did, that possibly could explain bizarre and erratic behavior, like someone who was not suicidal suddenly committing suicide.

Hernandez’s lawyer, Jose Baez, has vowed to conduct his own investigation regarding the situation.