Aaron Hernandez (Getty Images)

Aaron Hernandez (Getty Images)

Prison officials are revealing more information about the shocking suicide of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez.

Before Hernandez, 27, took his own life on Wednesday (April 19), he reportedly used a red marker to write the Biblical verse “John 3:16” across his forehead, reported Boston’s WBZ.

Red marks were visible on his hands and feet.

The verse of the New Testament’s King James Bible states: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

It was also reported that Hernandez had his Bible open to that verse.

Hernandez was found hanging in his cell at Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Massachusetts. He had used his bed sheets to hoist himself up, according to reports.

“Mr. Hernandez was in a single cell in a general population unit,” the department said in a statement. “Mr. Hernandez hanged himself utilizing a bedsheet that he attached to his cell window. Mr. Hernandez also attempted to block his door from the inside by jamming the door with various items.”

Hernandez was transferred to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Sources told Boston’s WBZ that Hernandez may have possibly smoked synthetic marijuana, also known as, K2 Tuesday night. The side effects of K2 includes but are not limited to — psychotic episodes, paranoia, and lack of emotional attachment. 

Sources also said that Hernandez was with a close friend who is now in a health service unit on what they called “eyeball suicide watch.” The 22-year-old man is under 24-hour surveillance.

Hernandez was serving a life sentence for the murder of Odin Lloyd in 2013. His death comes five days after a jury found him not guilty in a 2012 Boston double homicide case. As the jury read the verdict, Hernandez openly wept.

Hernandez’s former agent, Brian Murphy, has raised questions surrounding the star athlete’s death. 

“Absolutely no chance he took his own life,” Murphy wrote on Twitter. “Chico was not a saint, but my family and I loved him and he would never take his own life.”


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