May 15, 2017
When Aaron Hernandez was found dead in his prison cell on April 19, 2017, it was reported that he was hanging by a sheet, and that the words “John 3:16” were written on the wall in blood and in ink on his forehead. His death has been ruled a suicide, however, his fiancée, Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez, says she doesn’t believe that the man she has loved since high school would take his own life.
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In an exclusive interview with Dr. Phil airing Monday, Jenkins-Hernandez says her fiancé wasn’t a religious person and quoting a Bible verse did not seem like something he would do.
“Aaron was spiritual but he wasn’t the kind of guy to get up every Sunday and go to church,” Jenkins-Hernandez says, adding that Hernandez hadn’t spoken about that verse with her. “None of it is very believable to me. Not the findings, not the investigation. I don’t believe it. As far as the scripture, there was no knowledge that he brought to my attention.”
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“They report that a guard checked him at 1 a.m. and he was alive, and surveillance video, they say, that no one entered or left his cell from 8 p.m., and he was discovered at 3 am,” Dr. Phil says to Jenkins-Hernandez. “Do you believe that?”