According to Daily Mail, investigators found three handwritten notes in Aaron Hernandez’s cell next to a Bible that was open to John 3:16, the same verse inscribed on his forehead with a marker. One for Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez, his fiancée; Avielle, his 4-year-old daughter and sources close to the investigation tell DailyMail.com that the third letter was written to the former football star’s unidentified gay prison lover, who is on suicide watch.
Shayanna and Aaron, who’ve known each other since elementary school, were engaged in October 2012, while she was pregnant, and she took his last name following his murder conviction three years later.
“Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Henry N. Nields performed an autopsy on Mr. Hernandez on Wednesday and concluded today that the manner of death was suicide and the cause asphyxia by hanging,” Massachusetts District Attorney Joseph D. Early, Jr., said in a statement on Thursday, April 20, 2017.
“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.’
The report went on to state: “There were no signs of a struggle, and investigators determined that Mr. Hernandez was alone at the time of the hanging.
“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.”