Aaron Hernandez

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Hernandez Fiancee Breaks Silence on Suicide

She thought suicide call was a cruel 'trick'

(Newser) - Aaron Hernandez's fiancee says his prison suicide last month was so unexpected that when she got the news in a phone call, she thought it was "a hoax, some cruel person playing a trick on me." In a two-part Dr. Phil interview that will air on May... More »

Death Wipes Hernandez of His Murder Conviction

Judge erases his conviction per a Massachusetts legal principle

(Newser) - He'll enter the history books as a former NFL star and a one-time inmate but, ultimately, not a convicted murderer. Judge E. Susan Garsh on Tuesday agreed to erase Aaron Hernandez's conviction in a 2013 murder because he died before his appeal was heard. Garsh said she was... More »

Hernandez Suicide Note to Fiancee: 'You're Rich'

Prosecutors release suicide note

(Newser) - "YOU'RE RICH," Aaron Hernandez told fiancee Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez in one of his three suicide notes —but the manner of his death means that the only ones with a guaranteed payday are the lawyers. According to a court filing Friday that included the suicide note, Hernandez told... More »

Bloody Scene in Hernandez Cell: Police Report

Ex-NFLer wrote 'John 3:16' on his forehead in ink, on the cell wall in blood

(Newser) - Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez wrote a reference to a biblical passage in ink on his forehead and in blood on his prison cell wall before he hanged himself with a bedsheet, Massachusetts State Police say in an investigative report released Thursday. The report notes "John 3:16" was... More »

Hubbub Over Hernandez's 3rd Suicide Note Rages On

Lawyer for 'close friend' wants it released; Hernandez lawyer bashes gay lover rumors

(Newser) - One of the letters was said to have been to Aaron Hernandez's fiancee, a second to his young daughter. But the nature of a third suicide note Hernandez is believed to have left behind remains shrouded in mystery—and now the lawyer of Kyle Kennedy, who says he was... More »

Hernandez Left 3 Suicide Notes

'Please don't cry,' sources quote them as saying

(Newser) - Though a prison official initially said Aaron Hernandez left no suicide note, three notes were in fact found in his cell at Massachusetts' Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center, reports the Boston Globe . A statement from Worcester District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. confirmed the handwritten notes were found next to a Bible... More »

Attorney, Authorities Battle Over Aaron Hernandez's Brain

His brain has been given to his family, who will donate it to CTE research

(Newser) - Aaron Hernandez's brain is being turned over to his family after his lawyer accused authorities in Massachusetts of "illegally" keeping it from them, NBC News reports. According to Reuters , the former NFL player's family plans to donate his brain to the CTE center at Boston University, where... More »

Report: Hernandez Died With Bible Verse on Forehead

He may have smoked synthetic marijuana before death

(Newser) - Aaron Hernandez had a Bible verse scrawled on his forehead when he was found hanged in his prison cell early Wednesday, sources tell WBZ . The sources say the former NFL star had the words "John 3:16" on his forehead, along with red marks on his hands and feet.... More »

Aaron Hernandez's Murder Conviction May Be Lifted

Because it was under appeal at the time of former NFL star's death

(Newser) - An attorney for Aaron Hernandez says he isn't convinced his high-profile client committed suicide . Prison officials say the former NFL star hanged himself with a bed sheet, but attorney Jose Baez says he will conduct his own investigation alongside the prison's because Hernandez didn't seem remotely suicidal,... More »

Prison: Aaron Hernandez Hangs Himself in Cell

Ex-Patriot was serving a life term for murder

(Newser) - Startling news out of a Massachusetts prison: Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez hanged himself in his cell overnight, say authorities at the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley. Hernandez, serving a life term for murder, used a bed sheet attached to the window in his cell, say the prison officials,... More »

Aaron Hernandez Acquitted in 2012 Double Murder

But the former NFL star is still serving life without parole for another murder

(Newser) - Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez was found not guilty Friday of murdering two men outside a Boston nightclub in 2012, Reuters reports. But that doesn't mean the ex-New England Patriot is going to be a free man any time soon. Hernandez is currently serving life without parole for murdering... More »

Aaron Hernandez Guilty of 1st-Degree Murder

Jury deliberated for 7 days in trial of former New England Patriot

(Newser) - After seven days of deliberation, a jury has found former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Odin Lloyd. The Boston Herald reports that means Hernandez, 25, will spend the rest of his life in prison, without the possibility of parole. The conviction automatically... More »

Hernandez Killed 2 Over Spilled Drink: Prosecutor

NFL great allegedly felt disrespected in club

(Newser) - He was a star player on a star NFL team, so what could possibly have turned Aaron Hernandez into a murderer? In laying out their case against Hernandez today in a 2012 drive-by slaying that left two men dead, prosecutors offered this scene from a Boston nightclub:
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Now Hernandez Charged in 2012 Double Murder

2 counts of first-degree murder in 2012 slayings

(Newser) - Former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez has been indicted on murder charges in a 2012 double slaying in Boston. Boston police spokeswoman Neva Coakley confirmed the indictment today. Hernandez is already being held without bail after pleading not guilty to murder in the unrelated death of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd last... More »

Aaron Hernandez in Jailhouse Brawl

Sources say he attacked another inmate after 'harassment'

(Newser) - Apparently "behind bars" does not translate to "staying out of trouble" when one is Aaron Hernandez: Sources tell TMZ the former New England Patriot beat up a fellow inmate at Bristol County Jail yesterday. The sources say the two had been at odds all day (according to Radar... More »

Guy Allegedly Shot by Aaron Hernandez Gets Shot Again

Alexander Bradley in nightclub altercation

(Newser) - A man who alleges he was shot in the face by former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez in Florida was shot again, this time outside a Connecticut nightclub, where he then opened fire, police say. Alexander Bradley was shot multiple times in the right thigh last night outside... More »

Least Influential Person of the Year? Rodman

'GQ' rounds up the 25 people who didn't make a difference

(Newser) - Dennis Rodman certainly thinks he's influential, but GQ disagrees. The basketball star and self-styled North Korea ambassador is the No. 1 entry on the magazine's annual list of the 25 Least Influential People. Rodman "was the first prominent American celebrity invited inside the nation-sized prison that is... More »

Cops Nab Fugitive Witness in Aaron Hernandez Case

Alexander Bradley skipped out on grand jury

(Newser) - A fugitive with ties to former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez was taken into custody in Connecticut today, authorities say. Alexander Bradley, 31, of East Hartford was found at a home in Hartford, the US Marshal's Service says. Bradley has filed a lawsuit against Hernandez, asserting he was shot... More »

Drive-By Survivor: Hernandez Shot My Friends

Witness to 2012 shooting IDs football player as gunman

(Newser) - More fuel to the fire of suspicions that Aaron Hernandez was involved in a 2012 drive-by shooting that killed two: another man in the car with the two victims now says he believes Hernandez was the shooter. The witness tells Fox News that he didn't know the alleged gunman... More »

Aaron Hernandez Pleads Not Guilty to Murder Charge

Former Patriots player denies role in slaying

(Newser) - Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez pleaded not guilty to six charges today, including one count of first-degree murder. Hernandez was previously indicted in connection with the fatal shooting of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd on June 17. Newsy reports: More »

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