Published: Mon, May 08, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Aaron Hernandez's Gang Affiliations Revealed In Death Report


"I love you! YOU'RE RICH".

In what seems like a personal love letter for his fiancée, Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez, the late footballer ends by quoting the Savage Garden song - "I knew I Loved you". In the note, which you can read below, Hernandez makes two interesting comments. Attorneys for Hernandez's family did not immediately respond to the release of the letter. Medics continued CPR on Hernandez as he was transported to UMASS Health Alliance Hospital in Leominster.

Hernandez, who grew up in Bristol, Conn, played with the Patriots from 2010-2012.

Due to the suicide, Hernandez could eventually have his conviction overturned.

A report on the police investigation into the suicide contained this passage: "Another source stated that Hernandez had recently mentioned a rumor".

Details about Hernandez have been trickling out since his death last month at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center. Inmates said Hernandez was "excited" after he was acquitted in his double murder case. Because of this loophole, the New England Patriots may be on the hook for the remainder of his $6 million salary.

Hernandez was serving a life sentence for the murder of Odin Lloyd in 2013. His suicide left friends, family, and his legal team in disbelief as many searched for an explanation to the tragic end of a young man whose football skills earned him a five-year, $40 million contract extension with the NFL's top franchise.

The report also confirmed the presence of three handwritten letters - previously believed to written to a number of people, including his mother, daughter, fiancée, his lawyer, and alleged prison lover - though the contents of letters have been redacted.

The report stated that Hernandez made it hard for prison guards to prevent his suicide by hanging a sheet in front of his cell door, jamming the door with cardboard and placing "a large amount of shampoo on the floor, which made it very slippery". Officers reported having a hard time cutting Hernandez down from his homemade noose because of the shampoo that he dumped on the floor.

"Staff was having a hard time holding Inmate Hernandez up due to shampoo and water that was poured throughout the cell floor", one officer wrote. Investigators determined with a "reasonable degree of certainty" that the letters found in Hernandez's cell were written by him, the report states.

Underneath the drawings on the wall was a Bible open to John 3:16, with the 16th verse marked in blood, according to the report.

According to the Herald, the "Gang Profile" section of the Massachusetts State Police form, which was filled out on April 24, 2017, notes Hernandez as a "Bloods Street Gang member". There also appeared to be a large circular blood mark on each of his feet. If a defendant is unable to participate in appealing a sentence in the Bay State, their conviction can be vacated, effectively declaring them innocent in the eyes of the law.

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