Was Aaron Hernandez’s Suicide A Murder?

Aaron Hernandez in NE Patriots jersey
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Things can get interesting very quickly in the case of former NFL tight end Aaron Hernandez.

Earlier today (Apr 19), we learned that he allegedly committed suicide in his jail cell by hanging himself according to the Massachusetts Department of Corrections.

According to TMZ, his lawyer Jose Baez isn’t buying the initial reports.

“We are shocked and surprised at the news of Aaron’s death,” Baez tells us. “There were no conversations or correspondence from Aaron to his family or legal team that would have indicated this scenario was a possibility.”

“Aaron was looking forward to an opportunity for a second chance to prove his innocence. Those who love and care about him are heartbroken and determined to find the truth surrounding his untimely death. We request that authorities conduct a transparent and thorough investigation. The Baez law firm will participate in its own examination into the tragic events and will update the media and public on its finding when it becomes available.”

He reportedly spoke to Miami Dolphins player Mike Pouncey whom he played with at the University of Florida. He released a statement following the news.


Baez represented Hernandez during his most recent trial in which he was found not guilty of murdering Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado. He was also in the process of appealing his conviction of life in prison following the alleged murder of Odin Lloyd.

He believes was a murdered by another inmate or a correctional officer.