In a note to his fiancee that was discovered in his jail cell after he hanged himself, Aaron Hernandez had one final message: “I told you exactly what was coming indirectly!”
In another part of the letter, he wrote in a parenthetical aside “( YOURE RICH).”
Those lines become part of a handwritten suicide note that prosecutors included in a legal filing in Bristol County Superior Court in Massachusetts on Friday. Detectives have actually stated three handwritten notes were found in his cell when he
was discovered hanged. State district attorneys are wishing to use the letter to argue that Hernandez’s murder conviction ought to not be abandoned in the wake of his suicide, as it would “reward the defendant’s conscious, deliberate and voluntary act,” according to a court filing.
The handwritten note is largely a personal letter of love to his fiancee, Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez, as well as referrals the Savage Garden tune “I Understood I Liked You.”
” Tell my story fully however never think anything besides what does it cost? I love you,” Hernandez composed in the note. “This was the Supremes, the Almightys plan, not mine!”
The lawyer for the Hernandez family issued a declaration Friday calling the release of the note “unnecessary.”
The declaration from Jose Baez stated, “Instead of protecting victims, they are penalizing and abusing the Hernandez household who have to grieve.”
The filing likewise consisted of information of interviews with fellow inmates, including one source who said Hernandez had actually recently pointed out a “rumor” to the inmate.
” This report was that if an inmate has an open appeal on his case and passes away in prison, he is acquitted of his charge and will be considered not guilty,” the interview report states.
Massachusetts is among a number of states that has actually recognized a legal guideline called “reduction,” where courts throw away convictions for offenders who diebefore their appeal is heard.
Hernandez was serving a sentence of life in prison for the June 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd when he hanged himself on April 19. A trial date for his appeal in that case had not been set when he died.
Leaving the conviction might make complex legal procedures for Lloyd’s family, who has took legal action against Hernandez for damages in civil court.
Hernandez’s lawyers have actually asked Bristol County Superior Court to leave the conviction, which is generally instantly granted, legal professionals have told CNN.
Nevertheless, prosecutors submitted a movement opposing the abatement. They argued that abatement lacks any solid historical or legal basis, and added that Hernandez’s death technically finished his life sentence.
” An offender, who can cut off his own criminal appeal by suicide and stall civil lawsuits by a stay of procedures and then avoid application of collateral estoppel, has the reins of the whole justice system in his own hands,” prosecutors wrote.
Hernandez’s conversations with inmates
The filing consists of interviews with fellow prisoners who mentioned their response to his suicide.
Prisoners who stated they were “close” with Hernandez said that in the days after his acquittal of double murder charges he was “positive and even happily emotional, which was not usual,” inning accordance with the report.
Those who said they were “tight” or “genuine close” with Hernandez stated he had ended up being more spiritual during his time in jail, and felt his suicide was some sort of spiritual message, the report states.
The report likewise specifies that one inmate stated Hernandez had actually visited his door prior to lock in and specified, “remember when you die your soul gets reincarnated.”
“He was a very spiritual man who was constantly quoting the Bible,” one source who claimed to be among Hernandez’s closest good friends stated. “Considering that Friday’s verdict he had actually been speaking about the NFL and going back to play even if it wasn’t with the Pats.”
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