Aaron Hernandez left behind three suicide notes before he took his life in a prison cell, according to a report.
The report says that Hernandez started to give away his belongings to other inmates leading up to his death and even covered his cell floor in soap so he would slip and not be able to land firmly on his feet if he decided to abort his suicide.
The former NFL star addressed notes to his fiancée, Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez, and their 4-year-old daughter, Avielle.
The Daily Mail reports that sources close to the investigation shared that the third letter was allegedly written to a person the former New England Patriots star supposedly had a gay relationship with within the prison. The unidentified man is currently under ‘eyeball to eyeball’ suicide watch.
The notes were discovered next to a Bible opened to John 3:16, the same verse that Hernandez had written across his forehead in marker.
The verse reads: ‘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.’
Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Henry N. Nields performed an autopsy on Hernandez Wednesday and concluded yesterday that the death was a suicide caused by asphyxia by hanging, according to a joint statement issued by Worcester District Attorney Joseph R. Early Jr., state police Col. Richard McKeon and Secretary of Public Safety Daniel Bennett.
“An investigation into the death by the State Police Detectives assigned to the District Attorney’s Office and Department of Correction investigators found cardboard jammed into the door tracks of his single-inmate cell to impede entry into the cell,”
“There were no signs of a struggle, and investigators determined that Mr. Hernandez was alone at the time of the hanging,” he wrote. “Mr. Hernandez was locked in his cell about 8 p.m. and no one entered the cell until a correction officer observed him at 3:03 a.m. and forced his way through the impeded door to render aid.”
The former NFL star was serving a life sentence for the 2013 shooting death of Odin Lloyd, a semi-professional football player who was dating the sister of Hernandez’s finance, but was recently acquitted of a 2012 double murder that occurred in Boston’s South End.
Prison officials told The media that “Hernandez hanged himself utilizing a bed sheet that he attached to his cell window” in the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center.
He may also have smoked some synthetic marijuana, known as K2, in his cell the night before, WBZ reported.