Aaron Hernandez found dead

A MA prosecutor said on Thursday the state would release the brain of New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez after his attorney accused the state of reneging on a deal to do so the day after he was found dead in his prison cell.

(AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File).

"The family of Aaron Hernandez has decide to donate Aaron's brain for study, so we could possibly help other young men who decide to play football", Baez said.

Authorities said that Hernandez, 27, did not leave a suicide note and was not under suicide watch at his MA prison, where he had been since his 2015 conviction of the 2013 death of Odin Lloyd.

The acquittal spurred hope in his legal team, including defense attorney Jose Baez, who said there was nothing "that would have indicated anything like this was possible".

The Worcester County district attorney says the state's chief medical examiner had withheld some tissue samples from the ex-NFL star's brain as part of the effort to confirm he took his own life. "It is literally a destruction of evidence". MA prison officials said Hernandez hanged him. He added that he supports the leadership of the state Department of Correction. Instead, they want the Boston University CTE unit to takeover.

Injuries from Aaron Hernandez's football days may have contributed to his unexpected suicide, his family believes.

Hernandez was found hanging from the window of his cell at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in MA on Wednesday morning. Guards found Hernandez shortly after 3 a.m. Wednesday. He had attempted to block the door from the inside by jamming it with various items, prison officials said. In 2012, he signed a five-year, US$40 million contract extension.

Massachusetts Department of Correction spokesman Christopher Fallon said he was not aware of any suicide note and said officials had no reason to believe Hernandez was suicidal.

Also calling for an investigation into Hernandez's death is State Sen.

Aaron Hernandez's top lawyer says he has retained prominent medical examiner Dr. Michael Baden to conduct an independent autopsy. Hernandez's body was taken to a funeral home in Watertown, Mass., but the owner told the Boston Globe that there were no plans to hold the funeral there.

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said he wasn't drawing any conclusions about Hernandez's apparent suicide until the investigation was completed. "None of them have been substantiated". "If he hung himself not too long after ... clearly, I must have been wrong".

He had been serving a life sentence without parole for the 2013 slaying of a onetime friend.

Last week, Hernandez was acquitted in the 2012 drive-by shootings of two men in Boston.

Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey, a college teammate of Hernandez's, said on Instagram: "To my friend my brother!" In August of 2015, Hernandez was involved in another fight at the prison, ABC News Boston affiliate WCVB reported at the time.

Other questions surrounding Hernandez's death still remain unanswered.

The 5,800-square-foot house with 5 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms was put on the market for $1.5 million in March 2016. The Internal Revenue Service has a $117,395 tax lien on the property.

Hernandez and his older brother, Jonathan Hernandez, would exchange mail regularly while he was in prison, Sports Illustrated reported past year. "I will forever miss you and love you bro".

Recommended News

  • FDNY firefighter dies after fall from roof in Queens

    FDNY firefighter dies after fall from roof in Queens

    Earlier on Thursday, Fahy's name was added to the Department Line of Duty Memorial Wall at the FDNY's headquarters. The fire broke out on the second floor of an apartment located at 1615 Putnam Ave in Ridgewood around 2:30 p.m.

    Trump's Korean armada stays near Australia

    McMaster also said it was a " prudent " decision to send the ships to deter the North. Some Chinese have taken to social media to tease the US.
    Services set for Facebook murder victim Robert Godwin Sr

    Services set for Facebook murder victim Robert Godwin Sr

    We want to wrap our arms around him", said Tonya Godwin Baines in a CNN interview. Authorities have found no evidence of other victims besides Godwin.
  • Lexington Realty Trust (LXP) closed its previous trading session at $10.43

    First Industrial Realty Trust Inc.'s (FR) witnessed a loss of -0.82% in recent trading period with closing price of $ 27.93. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company.
    Lions will reportedly play in 'Monday Night Football' Week 2 at Giants

    Lions will reportedly play in 'Monday Night Football' Week 2 at Giants

    Speaking of which, if you're headed to any games, get tickets from our partners at Stubhub . The NFL will officially be releasing the 2017 schedule for all teams tonight at 8:00 EST.

    Pence says United States stands by ally Japan on North Korea problem

    Either way, China is not just a mere observer or umpire at this lethal ping-pong match between the USA and North Korea. The new forum for trade talks was launched by Trump and Abe during the Japanese leader's visit to the U.S.in February.
  • Chipmaker Qualcomm's revenue falls 9.6 percent

    Chipmaker Qualcomm's revenue falls 9.6 percent

    Revenues fell 10 percent year-on-year to United States dollars 5.0 billion, and net profit was down 36 percent to USD 0.7 billion. Maximum and minimum EPS estimate for the current quarter is projected at $1.25 and $0.99, respectively, according to 22 analysts.

    Thousands march in Venezuela against government

    With its momentum renewed, the opposition is now pushing for Maduro's removal and the release of scores of political prisoners. Demonstrators clash with riot police during the "mother of all protests" in Caracas, Venezuela, on April 19.

    Tremendously disheartening that we part ways: Bill O'Reilly on his ouster

    The statement from 21st Century Fox is coming after growing public resentment about O'Reilly's alleged behavior. Both Fox and O'Reilly confirmed O'Reilly's departure from the network earlier Wednesday.
  • Brighton chairman says won't break the bank after Premier League promotion

    He added in The Argus : "We're not there for just one season, we intend to be there for a while". It was unbelievable and all of the people involved in this football club deserve it".

    Tillerson accuses Iran of 'alarming provocations' as United States reviews policy

    He had said in January 2016, after the deal was implemented, that " Iran will not get its hands on a nuclear bomb". That could mean Trump is looking for other ways to pressure Iran . "So we'll see what happens".
    Arkansas courts block resumption of executions

    Arkansas courts block resumption of executions

    The Supreme Court has the final say on nearly every execution, and the justices reject all but a few emergency appeals by inmates. The Washington Post reports that he was "surprised and disappointed" by the decisions made by the Arkansas Supreme Court.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.