The prison suicide of former National Football League player Aaron Hernandez, who was serving a life sentence for murder, does not bring closure on the matter for the MA justice or corrections systems, the Associated Press reports.
Last Friday, Hernandez, a former tight end for the New England Patriots, had been acquitted of charges that he killed two men in anger over a spilled drink in a nightclub, Boston.com reports. The lawyer had just this week helped get Hernandez a not guilty verdict in the player's second murder trial.
"Absolutely no chance he took his own life".
Hernandez hanged himself with a bedsheet that he had attached to his cell window and attempts to revive him were not successful, Fallon said.
Fallon said he was not aware of any suicide note and officials had no reason to believe Hernandez was suicidal.
Douglas Sheff, a civil attorney representing Lloyd's family, maintained that he was in contact with Lloyd's mother, Ursula Ward, after news of Hernandez's death broke Wednesday. They also found the cell door "jammed with various items". He was cut from the team shortly after he was arrested in Lloyd's killing in June 2013.
Hernandez's death comes the same day the Patriots are making their visit to the White House today to mark their Super Bowl win.
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August 2012: Signed a five year, $40 million contract extension, with a $12.5 million signing bonus.
While his death has been ruled a suicide by prison officials, his former agent Brian Murphy wonders if there were more at play. A team spokesman said the trip would proceed and declined to comment further on Hernandez's death.
As a result of the double murder ruling, the case that Hernandez was serving a life sentence for would've been automatically reviewed.
"Especially after him getting acquitted of the double murder".
The families of two men gunned down in Boston, back in 2012, intend to move forward with their civil cases against Aaron Hernandez, their attorney announced Wednesday.
As the Associated Press reported, prosecutors accused Hernandez of opening fire on their vehicle because he felt disrespected when one of the men bumped into him and spilled his drink at a Boston nightclub.
This much is clear: In his final days, even as a convicted murderer, Aaron Hernandez didn't come across as haunted.