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Former NFL player Aaron Hernandez hangs self in MA prison cell

21 April 2017

"Unfortunately, in the Odin Lloyd matter, for the family, there won't be any real closure", Martin W. Healy, Massachusetts chief legal counsel, tells the Globe.

Sheff says the lawsuit will proceed against Hernandez's estate.

It's unclear how Hernandez would've gotten the phony drugs, but investigators have been questioning a close friend of his, who apparently was the last to see the former New England Patriot.

"Absolutely no chance he took his own life".

Prison officials said Wednesday that the investigation into Hernandez's suicide is ongoing.

Just last week, Hernandez was acquitted of murder charges in the shooting deaths of two men in July 2012. As a result, Hernandez could be legally cleared. Coyne said he wouldn't be surprised if Hernandez's lawyers went after it once "abatement ab initio" kicks in.

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"That's what the initial reaction should be", NFL Agent and criminal attorney Tiffany Porter said in regards to the questioning of if Hernandez committed suicide.

In addition, it could also mean his family gets money from the National Football League and his former team, the New England Patriots.

Leslie Walker, executive director of Prisoners' Legal Services of MA, says the Department of Correction has taken some steps over the last decade to make it more hard for inmates to take their own lives.

But she says the department needs to hire more mental health professionals. Fox-25 in Boston noted that the markings were drawn on Hernandez's body with a "blood red" marker.

Hernandez's family wanted his brain turned over to Boston University's CTE center, his attorney Jose Baez said.

Chilling new details of Aaron Hernandez' prison death scene will only complicate the investigation into his reported suicide. The most famous one was the strangulation of convicted pedophile priest John Geoghan (GAY'-gehn) by another prisoner. Hernandez choked back tears as he was found not guilty of the killings in a Boston courtroom on Friday, while relatives of the victims sobbed loudly. Hernandez, 27, was later pronounced dead at a local hospital, according to a statement released by the DOC. A legal technicality redeemed Hernandez, at least for the record, in death. Because he had not exhausted his appeals, the murder conviction will be vacated under a MA legal principle that dates to pre-Revolutionary War times. "He was friends with some of his cell mates when he was in prison".

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"And certainly somebody who is in a really high-profile position is also somebody that would be considered to be needing of an extra level of assessment as to whether or not they need some sort some of treatment or services", Newman-Polk said. The case will be investigated by the state police.

Hernandez's death is now being investigated by the MA state medical examiner's office and is being overseen by the Worcester District Attorney and the Department of Corrections, the Boston Globe reported.

Aaron Hernandez left notes to his 4-year-old daughter and his fiancee in the prison cell where he hung himself, the Herald has learned.

He said the brain was supposed to be picked up at 10 a.m. Thursday, but the medical examiner's office reversed course at the last minute and made a decision to keep the brain and conduct its own study. Quinn calls Hernandez's death "a shocking and sad end to a very tragic series of events that has negatively impacted a number of families". Hernandez's death came on the day that the team was visiting the White House to celebrate its fifth Super Bowl victory.

"I knew we had raised doubt throughout that case".

Hernandez was convicted in 2015 of murdering Lloyd and sentenced to life in prison.

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