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Aaron Hernandez death officially ruled suicide, notes found in cell reportedly to fiancée, daughter

Aaron Hernandez's death officially has been ruled a suicide. (Pool photo by Keith Bedford/The Boston Globe)

Aaron Hernandez’s death officially has been ruled a suicide. (Pool photo by Keith Bedford/The Boston Globe)

According to the Worcester DA, Aaron Hernandez’s death officially is a suicide.

Per a release Thursday afternoon, Hernandez was locked in his cell at 8 p.m. Tuesday night and no one entered the cell until a correctional officer observed him at 3:03 a.m. and forced his way into cell as the door was blocked with cardboard jammed into the track.

Upon entry investigators found three hand-written notes next to a bible. There was no sign of a struggle and Hernandez was the only person in the cell.

Hernandez’s brain will now be released to BU’s CTE center for investigation, per a family request.

According to Chris Villani of the Boston Herald, the notes were letters to his daughter and fiancée, saying he loved them and would see them in heaven.

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Blog Author: 
Ryan Hannable