May 16, 2017
Kyle Kennedy, a man serving time in prison for armed robbery, is claiming that he and Aaron Hernandez were prison lovers and had requested to share a cell together. Kennedy’s lawyers claim that Hernandez corresponded with Kennedy’s family, that he wanted to give him a $50,000 watch, and that he wrote Kennedy in early March that he was thinking he was going to “hang it up LOL.”
Hernandez was found hanging in his cell on April 19, 2017.
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In an exclusive interview with Dr. Phil, Hernandez’s fiancée, Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez, tells Dr. Phil she had never heard of Kennedy, says Hernandez didn’t leave a suicide note for him and doesn’t believe what he or his lawyers are claiming.
“If Kyle Kennedy was such a close friend, and Aaron was telling him he wanted to hang it up, he would still be here because Kyle Kennedy should have, you know, poked that lightbulb in somebody’s head and been a true friend and stopped it,” Jenkins-Hernandez says in the video above from Tuesday’s episode. “I think it’s very foolish for a man, or his counsel, to come out and talk about a $50,000 watch when he has a child, and offer his condolences to his fiancée and his child but then asking for such things or saying such things. It’s not commendable.”
“Doesn’t seem to click, does it?” Dr. Phil says.