Family wants trauma researchers to examine Aaron Hernandez's brain

Hernandez's death is now being investigated by the MA state medical examiner's office and is being overseen by the Worcester District Attorney and the Department of Corrections, the Boston Globe reported.

In addition, it could also mean his family gets money from the National Football League and his former team, the New England Patriots.

Baez said officials from the chief medical examiner's office told him they wanted to prepare the brain for study.

"Aaron was looking forward to an opportunity for a second chance to prove his innocence" in an appeal of the 2013 verdict, Baez said.

In 2012, when he was 22, Aaron Hernandez signed a record $40 million contract with the Patriots.

Authorities discovered the 27-year-old Hernandez at 3:05 a.m.in his single cell in the correctional center in Shirley, Massachusetts, hanging from a bed sheet tied to the cell's window, the cell door jammed shut from the inside with various items.

In light of Hernandez's death, the state will probably vacate Hernandez's conviction in the coming months. Many questions remain as to what may have led the former star Patriots tight end to take his own life. He was convicted and sentenced to life without the possibility of parole. Hernandez was convicted and sentenced to life in prison. Massachusetts State Police, the Worcester County District Attorney's Office and the Correction Department are investigating the death.

The Patriots had no immediate comment, and President Donald Trump made no mention of Hernandez at the White House event.

Lloyd was shot six times and died in an industrial park less than a mile from Hernandez's home.

Left behind: Hernandez's fiancee, Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez and their daughter (both pictured last Wednesday), 4, may inherit some of his money.

The suicide announcement came five days after a Boston jury acquitted Hernandez on Good Friday in the drive-by shooting murders of two men he had encountered in a night club in 2012. But for what it's worth, Lloyd's family still has a civil suit against Hernandez pending, so any money the Hernandez estate potentially receives might not stay with the estate for very long. "Today my heart hurts as I got the worse news I could have imagined", he said. You can put on an act like nothing happened, but you've got a soul. "I don't believe that he would have killed himself. Something just doesn't add up", added cousin Randy Garcia.

Collins contributed from Hartford, Connecticut.

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