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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Aaron Hernandez was not on suicide watch, did not leave note

Aaron Hernandez crying

Aaron Hernandez gave no indication that he was suicidal before he hanged himself in his prison cell early Wednesday morning, according to Department of Correction officials.

DOC spokesman Christopher Fallon told the Boston Globe that Hernandez was not on suicide watch because he had given jail officers no reason to believe he intended to harm himself.

“If he had made any kind of statement, he would have not been in that unit,” Fallon said.

Investigators were still searching through Hernandez’s cell as of Wednesday morning, but they had not found anything that resembles a suicide note.

Hernandez, who was acquitted just days ago of a 2012 double murder outside a nightclub in Boston, was serving a life sentence after being convicted of killing Odin Lloyd in 2013. He had written letters from prison in the past (see one here) indicating he believed he would one day be vindicated, and the former New England Patriots star’s lawyer said last week that he believed Hernandez would eventually get out of prison.

Hernandez was 27 at the time of his death.

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