“He would never take his own life.”
Aaron Hernandez’s agent, Brian Murphy, believes that the former Patriots tight end and convicted murderer’s death wasn’t a suicide.
Murphy took to Twitter Wednesday morning after news of Hernandez’s death broke:
Absolutely no chance he took his own life. Chico was not a saint, but my family and I loved him and he would never take his own life.
– Brian Murphy (@A1Murph) April 19, 2017
Authorities said Hernandez hanged himself in his prison cell, where he was discovered early Wednesday morning. This came only days after he was acquitted in a second murder trial.
His lawyer in the trial, Jose Baez, released a statement that he was “shocked and surprised at the news.” Baez also said that he wants a full investigation into his client’s death:
Statement from Jose Baez on #AaronHernandez suicide pic.twitter.com/E7LtkHfGT3
– Ted Daniel (@tvnewzted) April 19, 2017
Hernandez was going to appeal the guilty verdict of his first murder trial, of Odin Lloyd, from 2015.
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