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.TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Are you involved in a story that has made the headlines?
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.” WATCH: Aaron Hernandez’s Fiancée On His Suicide: ‘I Never Would Have Suspected Something Like This’
“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?”
“I don’t. I believe there’s some unaccounted time,” she says. “I don’t think that things were done properly. I feel like he could have been saved, or something could have been done, or whatever the case may have been. I feel like someone was in the wrong somewhere, and I want answers.”WATCH: Last Words Aaron Hernandez Said To His Fiancée
Hernandez was serving a life sentence for the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd. Five days prior to his death, he had been acquitted in a 2012 double murder, and was appealing his conviction in the Odin Lloyd murder. Jenkins-Hernandez says he was positive and excited to come home, and says she doubts he took his own life.
On Monday’s episode
, Jenkins-Hernandez, who is mother to Hernandez’s 4-year-old daughter, discusses the note he left for her and why she has questions about it. And on Tuesday
, she responds to rumors about the football star’s sexuality and his alleged intimate relationship with a fellow inmate. Check here
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