As details surrounding Aaron Hernandez‘s death continue to emerge, a discovery at the scene is leaving more questions than answers. According to The Daily Mail, investigators found three handwritten notes in Aaron Hernandez’s cell next to a Bible that was open to John 3:16.
Hernandez, 27, who was serving a life sentence for murder and just last week had been acquitted of a double murder was found dead Wednesday in his jail cell after hanging himself, according to Massachusetts prison officials.
Two out of the three notes were written to his family: one note to his fiancée, Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez and the second note was to their four-year-old daughter, Avielle. The Daily Mail reports that sources close to the investigation shared that the third letter was allegedly written to a person the former New England Patriots star supposedly had a gay relationship with within the prison. The unidentified man is currently under ‘eyeball to eyeball’ suicide watch.
According to the unconfirmed report, this person is believed to have been the last person Hernandez spoke with before taking his life earlier this week. However, Massachusetts Department of Correction spokesman Christopher Fallon said in a statement that Hernandez left no suicide note.
The Daily Mail, citing what it called a “well-placed source” said Hernandez was planning his suicide for weeks and gave away personal belongings to inmates.
According to the article, Hernandez gave away most of his personal belongings to fellow inmates and before he committed suicide smeared his cell’s floor with soap to prevent himself from gaining any footing in case he changed his mind. Cardboard was found jammed into the door tracks of his single-inmate cell to prevent entry to the cell.
Hernandez’s attorney Jose Baez told The Daily Mail the he and the family believe he was murdered rather than committing suicide.
“There were no conversations or correspondence from Aaron to his family or legal team that would have indicated anything like this was possible,” said Baez. “Aaron was looking forward to an opportunity for a second chance to prove his innocence.”