A few shocking new details regarding the suicide of Aaron Hernandez have reportedly been brought to light.
According to an article in Newsweek, the former New England Patriots tight end and convicted murderer left three suicide notes this week prior to hanging himself in prison.
One was to his fiancee. One was to his daughter.
And the third was to his boyfriend in jail.
All three hand-written messages were placed next to a Bible in Hernandez's solitary prison cell in the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Massachusetts.
The Bible was opened to a section of the New Testament, John 3:16, which reads as follows:
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, that whosoever believes in him would not perish but have eternal life.”
As previously noted, Hernandez had scrawled this same verse on his forehead with red ink, while also making marks on his hands and feet with that red pen.
It was as if the disgraced athlete was mimicking the stigmata associated with the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
The Newsweek continues:
The 27-year-old ex NFL star - who was serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole for a murder he committed in 2013 - proceeded to jam the track of his cell door with cardboard to make it difficult for guards to enter.
He also slicked the floor with liquid soap and shampoo. For what purpose?
Investigators believe he did this make it harder for him to back out in case he lost his nerve.
Hernandez then wrapped his bed sheet around his neck numerous times and tied one end of it to a bar on the window of his cell.
A guard saw Hernandez's dangling body around 3 a.m. on Tuesday; he was then transported to UMass Leominster hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 4:07 a.m.
Hernandez was convicted in April of 2015 for shooting and killing his friend, Odin Lloyd.
There was plenty of evidence to convict the former University of Florida standout, but his motive for the crime remained unclear.
Now, however, interviews with multiple law enforcement officials closely tied to the case say Lloyd had information the football star did not want out:
That Hernandez was bisexual.
Ernest Wallace, a co-defendant in the Lloyd murder case, told detectives the victim had called Hernandez a “schmoocher,” which was translated at the time by Hernandez and his friends as a gay slur.
Wallace, who is in prison for helping Hernandez get rid of the Lloyd murder weapon, also allegedly told his cousin during a jailhouse visit that he would not have assisted with this crime if he had known Hernandez was a “limp wrist.”
Source tell Newsweek that Hernandez penned his third suicide note to a male lover in jail who is now on suicide watch.
This same detailed article claims that Hernandez had a longtime boyfriend prior to being sentenced to prison.
He was a high school friend and this man was interviewed extensively by authorities after Lloyd’s murder; he was even forced to testify in front of a grand jury.
Law enforcement confirm that Hernandez moved a significant amount of money into three accounts shortly before his arrest for the Lloyd killing:
One account was for his fiancée; a second was for his daughter; the third, where the majority of the cash was moved, was for this unnamed boyfriend.
Officials have confirmed that Hernandez did, indeed, kill himself.
Some people close to the ex-Patriots player have made controversial comments that Hernandez never would do such a thing. They've implied a murder is being covered up.
But if the details of this latest extensive report are accurate, it may be the case that Aaron Hernandez kept a lot secret from those who thought they knew him well.
Aaron Hernandez smiles here with his fiancee. The late tight end is believed to have lived a double life, afraid for years that his bisexual preferences would be made public
We may never know every last aspect of his life.
But we do know this life is now over.
Hernandez leaves behind a four-year old daughter.