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Jose Baez, Hernandez's attorney in the double murder case, said in a statement that Hernandez's family and legal team were "shocked and surprised by the news of his death and will be conducting its own "examination into this tragic event".
Correction officers discovered Hernandez in his cell at the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Massachusetts.
Second, the maximum-security prison where Hernandez was in the general population, in a single cell, has an unusually high suicide rate. Bob Ward of Fox 25 News in Boston quoted a source who said that Hernandez's body was found with "John 3:16" written in "red blood marker" on his forehead.
Chilling new details of Aaron Hernandez' prison death scene will only complicate the investigation into his reported suicide.
The death of the former New England Patriots tight end Wednesday will nearly certainly lead to the expungement of his 2015 first-degree murder conviction for the slaying of Odin Lloyd since the case was still under appeal in MA. He had appealed the verdict. "I'm not sure sure what kind of rounding was occurring in G2, the block where Mr. Hernandez was housed".
Hernandez's former agent, Brian Murphy, echoed similar sentiments via a tweet today, referring to his former client by his nickname, "Chico".
"The idea is that if an appeal hasn't happened, there's a chance that a conviction has an error in it". About six weeks after Furtado and de Abreu were killed, Hernandez signed a five-year, $40 million contract with the Patriots and went on to play another season before Lloyd was killed.
Hayes said in an e-mail that he was "confident that the agency and its health care provider will conduct comprehensive investigations into Mr. Hernandez's death".
A Bible opened to that verse was found in his cell. An autopsy has been scheduled to determine the exact cause of death. He was serving a life sentence for the 2013 murder of an acquaintance.
Hernandez helped the University of Florida win the 2008 NCAA championship, but he dropped to the fourth round of the National Football League draft because of his behavior in college, where he failed a drug test, he was accused of punching a bar employee, and his name came up in an investigation into a shooting. IN MEMORIAM: Celebrities and notable figures who have recently passed awayHernandez was taken to UMass Memorial - HealthAlliance Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 4:07 a.m. local time. The Patriots released him hours after his arrest in connection to the murder.