The family of Aaron Hernandez will present the former NFL star’s brain to the study of a illness related to conduct mishap in athletes, a day after the convicted torpedo committed self-murder in his jail cell.
The proclamation came after an autopsy reliable Hernandez died of asphyxia by hanging. The former Patriots parsimonious end, who was portion a life judgment for a 2015 murder conviction, was found passed at a Massachusetts jail about 3 a.m. Wednesday.
He was unresolved from a bedsheet that was trustworthy to a window in his dungeon at Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley.
State police officials pronounced the 27-year-old was alone in his dungeon and there were no signs of a struggle. He was firmly sealed in the dungeon at 8 p.m. Tuesday, and no one walked inside until a improvement officer saw Hernandez hanging.
The depressed star’s agent and counsel claimed after Hernandez’s death that he would never have taken his life. But officials pronounced officers had difficulty getting into the dungeon since Hernandez used card to retard the door.
“An review into the death by the state police detectives reserved to the district attorney’s bureau and Department of Correction investigators found card tangled into the doorway marks of his single-inmate dungeon to block entrance into the cell,” review a matter from Worcester County District Attorney Joseph Early.
Officials also pronounced Thursday there were 3 handwritten records inside the cell, but didn’t exhibit their contents. There was a Bible open to John 3:16, a Bible hymn that proclaims, “For God so desired the universe that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have secure life.”
Boston’s Fox25 combined that Hernandez used a red pen to write “John 3:16” on his forehead.
Hernandez’s brain will be expelled to Boston University’s Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Center. Researchers at the core study CTE, a on-going degenerative brain illness found in some athletes who have gifted repeated conduct trauma. Some, including Junior Seau, a Hall of Fame linebacker, have committed suicide.
The illness can only be complicated postmortem.
Earlier in the day, Hernandez’s invulnerability profession Jose Baez stood in front of the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner and purported that his defunct client’s brain was being illegally held by the country Thursday afternoon.
“The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner is conducting an review into the resources of Aaron Hernandez’s death, which may need serve research of his body. Once that is finish the brain will be expelled to Boston University. No one is going to mount in the way of the family’s wishes for Boston University to have Aaron Hernandez’s brain,” Dan Bennett, secretary of open reserve and security, said.
According to a internal report, Hernandez may have smoked fake marijuana, better famous as K2, before unresolved himself. Hernandez’s lawyer, Ronald Sullivan, told the Boston Globe the convicted torpedo was on the write with Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez, his longtime fiancée and the mom of his 4-year-old daughter, about 7 hours before his physique was found.
The self-murder came 5 days after he was clear for the drive-by murders of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado, who were shot to death on a Boston street in 2012.
The Bible hymn wasn’t the first eremite anxiety Hernandez put on his body. During the double murder trial, prosecutors pronounced Hernandez tattooed a admission on his right arm by adding an picture of the murder arms next to the word “God Forgives.”
Under state law, Hernandez’s murder self-assurance could eventually be vacated since his case was still under appeal. That authorised technicality could force the Patriots to compensate Hernandez’s estate $3.5 million as partial of a income reward that was never given to him since of his murder detain in 2013, according to CBS Boston.
The group had refused to make the remuneration following his detain for the 2013 sharpened death of Odin Lloyd in North Attleboro, Mass.
Meanwhile, the home where Hernandez lived when he was arrested on the murder charge is still on the market.
The 5,800-square-foot residence with 5 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms was put on the marketplace for $1.5 million in Mar 2016. The asking cost is now $1.3 million.