Sports Aaron Hernandez’s death officially ruled a suicide after autopsy

02:50  21 april  2017
02:50  21 april  2017 Source:   New York Daily News

Aaron Hernandez suicide notes found in cell

  Aaron Hernandez suicide notes found in cell There have been many questions surrounding the death of Aaron Hernandez, including whether or not he committed suicide. The Worcester (Mass.) County District Attorney’s office has officially ruled Hernandez’s death a suicide. The coroner who examined the former Patriots tight end says the manner of death was suicide and the cause of death was asphyxia by hanging. In a press release, the district attorney’s office also says Hernandez’s cell had cardboard in the tracks of the door to try and impede entry. Three notes were found next to a bible in the cell, according to the release. A previous detail said Hernandez had a bible verse written on his forehead. Hernandez was found hanging from a bed sheet in his cell shortly after 3 a.m. Wednesday morning and was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead an hour later. He was serving life in prison for the murder of Odin Lloyd.

Aaron Hernandez ’ s death in prison has been officially ruled a suicide . Hernandez ’ s body was released to the Faggas Funeral Home in Watertown, Massachusetts, after an autopsy . Owner Nicole Faggas tells the Globe there are no plans to hold services there.

BOSTON (AP) - Aaron Hernandez ' s death in prison has been ruled a suicide and the former NFL star's brain is being donated to sports concussion researchers, Massachusetts authorities said Thursday. The declaration by prosecutors, state police and public health officials came after a

<span style=Former NFL player Aaron Hernandez looks toward the gallery during his murder trial in Fall River, Mass., on March 20, 2015." src="/upload/images/real/2017/04/21/span-style-font-size-13px-former-nfl-player-aaron-hernandez-looks-toward-the-gallery-during-his-murd_968061_.jpg" /> © REUTERS/CJ Gunther/Pool/File Photo Former NFL player Aaron Hernandez looks toward the gallery during his murder trial in Fall River, Mass., on March 20, 2015. BOSTON -- Aaron Hernandez, the convicted murderer and former New England Patriot, committed suicide in his prison cell nearly five days after he was acquitted of a double homicide in Suffolk Superior Court, according to his autopsy.

Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Henry N. Nields performed an autopsy on Hernandez Wednesday and concluded Thursday that the manner of death was suicide and the cause asphyxia by hanging.

There were no signs of struggle, per Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.

Early Jr. stated that Hernandez was locked in his cell about 8 p.m. on Tuesday. No one entered the cell until a correction officer observed him at 3:03 a.m. and forced his way through a door that was impeded by cardboard jammed in the tracks.

The cell was processed by State Police Detectives and Crime Scene Service Troopers. Investigators found three hand-written notes next to a Bible in the cell.

Hernandez was serving a life sentence after being convicted of first-degree murder in 2015 for the 2013 shooting death of Odin Lloyd in North Attleboro, Mass.

Report: Hernandez had 'John 3:16' written on forehead .
Upon being found dead due to an apparent suicide Wednesday, former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez had the words "John 3:16" written on his forehead, sources told WBZ CBS Boston. The words refer to one of the most popular verses from the Bible: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 lifeRelated: Hernandez's lawyers to independently investigate his deathHernandez also appeared to have red marks on his hands and feet.


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