Former New England Patriots Star Aaron Hernandez Found Dead in Prison
The state corrections commissioner announced in a statement last week: “Mr. Hernandez hanged himself utilizing a bed sheet that he attached to his cell window. Mr. Hernandez also attempted to block his door from the inside by jamming the door with various items.” According to the Associated Press, the assistant deputy commissioner of communications said that they had no reason to suspect Hernandez planned to take his own life in the days leading up to his death. The same AP report also notes that officials did not immediately find any suicide note. Hernandez, 27, was a rising star in the NFL when he was arrested in June 2013 and accused of murdering semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd near his Massachusetts home. He was convicted of that killing and sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole in 2015 but on Friday of last week, he was found not guilty on a second charge of murdering two people in a 2012 drive-by shooting.
Hours after Massachusetts corrections officials announced that Aaron Hernandez was found dead in his prison cell of an apparent suicide, his lawyer has called for a “transparent and thorough” investigation into whether the ex-NFL star was murdered instead. Attorney Jose Baez, who has been representing Hernandez, released a statement on Wednesday saying that both his family and legal team were “shocked and surprised at the news of Aaron’s death.” There were no conversations or correspondence from Aaron to his family or legal team that would have indicated anything like this was possible. Aaron was looking forward to an opportunity for a second chance to prove his innocence. We request that authorities conduct a transparent and thorough investigation,” he added. Baez also announced plans to open his own investigation into the “tragic event” and report on the findings. Hernandez’s case was in the middle of an appeal review by the state Supreme Judicial Court and there was the potential that his guilty finding could have been overturned. His death, however, essentially leaves it unresolved so the state could move to void his conviction entirely. It’s a legal loophole known as “abatement ab initio,” or “from the beginning”.
Was Any Foul Play Involved in Hernandez’s Death in Prison?
Susan Z’s Conclusion:
No, the cards indicate it was Hernandez’s “way out”.
Three of Cups: Inverted (Upside Down)
The card represents joy and celebration of a life situation. I believe even though found not guilty of second murder charge, Hernandez had lost hope regardless of what his attorney had promised him. He felt his life was pretty much over in terms of any high expectations.
Two of Cups: Inverted
This card represents a new relationship. There may be an unknown factor in his personal life that brought about an enormous sense of hopelessness. It may yet come to light.
Princess of Swords:
This card represents a young person coming up with new creative thoughts. In this case, I feel this card shows the vulnerable and fearful side of Hernandez and him creating a different outcome than a slightly possible and long-term battle for freedom.
Susan Z Rich is an emotional addiction counselor, spiritual intuitive and holistic therapist. She counsels others to see life in a more positive way and teaches personal accountability for life choices. She is also the author of several children’s books and Soul Windows…Secrets From The Divine.