May 15, 2017
On April 19, 2017, ex NFL star Aaron Hernandez was found hanging in his jail cell at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Massachusetts. It was reported that he jammed his cell door, had the words “John 3:16” on his forehead and had written the same Bible verse on the wall of his cell. Investigators said they found three handwritten notes next to a Bible.
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Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez, Hernandez’s fiancée and mother of his 4-year-old daughter, says, however, that she doesn’t believe that her high school sweetheart committed suicide.
“It’s just not the Aaron that I know. I think that if he would have done something like this, it would have been at his worst, and I felt like it was looking so bright,” she tells Dr. Phil in part one of a two-part exclusive interview airing Monday and Tuesday. “I don’t think this was a suicide.”
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Dr. Phil notes that the former New England Patriots teammate, who was serving a life sentence for the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd, had just been acquitted of two murders from 2012 and was appealing the Lloyd conviction. “This had to be the high point of high points in a long, long time,” he says to Jenkins-Hernandez.