It Is What It Is
NEED TO KNOW
Follow WEEI.com football writer Ryan Hannable at twitter.com/RyanHannable. In addition, get the latest WEEI.com updates at twitter.com/WEEI.
A WEEI.com Patriots Blog
WEEI.com Blog Network

Aaron Hernandez death officially ruled suicide, notes found in cell reportedly to fiancée, daughter

04.20.17 at 4:42 pm ET
By
Aaron Hernandez's death officially has been ruled a suicide. (Pool photo by Keith Bedford/The Boston Globe)

Aaron Hernandez’s death officially has been ruled a suicide. (Pool photo by Keith Bedford/The Boston Globe)

According to the Worcester DA, Aaron Hernandez’s death officially is a suicide.

Per a release Thursday afternoon, Hernandez was locked in his cell at 8 p.m. Tuesday night and no one entered the cell until a correctional officer observed him at 3:03 a.m. and forced his way into cell as the door was blocked with cardboard jammed into the track.

Upon entry investigators found three hand-written notes next to a bible. There was no sign of a struggle and Hernandez was the only person in the cell.

Hernandez’s brain will now be released to BU’s CTE center for investigation, per a family request.

According to Chris Villani of the Boston Herald, the notes were letters to his daughter and fiancée, saying he loved them and would see them in heaven.

For more Patriots news, visit weei.com/patriots.

Read More: Aaron Hernandez,

2017 PATRIOTS DRAFT PICKS

2017 NFL DRAFT

Player News
2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Patriots Headlines
NFL Headlines
Tips & Feedback

Verify