According to Mail Online, Kyle [Redacted], 22, was the last person to speak with Hernandez before the star athlete ended his life on April 19.
He has since been placed on 24-hour suicide watch inside the maximum-security Souza-Baranowski Corrections Center.
Hernandez, 27, reportedly penned three suicide notes, two written to his fiance and their 4-year-old daughter. The third one was allegedly addressed to Kyle. The content of the letters is unknown.
The former New England Patriots tight end reportedly had been planning his suicide for weeks, giving away most of his possessions to fellow inmates.
Hernandez allegedly gave a $50,000 watch to Kyle’s family, CBS’s Boston affiliate reported. The news station did not specify which family member received the pricey item.
According to Worcester’s Telegram, Kyle was arraigned January 2015 on charges of armed robbery and assault with a dangerous weapon after he held up a Cumberland gas station using “a long butcher-style knife.”
He made two attempts to evade arrest, thus also faced charges of driving with a suspended license, speeding, driving to endanger and escape from lockup.
In an online profile on the website Write A Prisoner, Kyle sought friendships and described his sexual orientation as “straight.”
“Hello, my name is Kyle. I am 21 years old from Worcester, Massachusetts. I signed up on this website so I can correspond and possibly build friendships with people from around the world,” he wrote. “I stand at 5’ 10”, I weigh 175 pounds, I have brown hair and brown eyes. I am also heavily tattooed. I work out, read books and write to help me pass the time while incarcerated.”
Kyle made the online profile May last year and it’s set to expire next month. His earliest possible release date is March 2018; his full term expires in 2020.
A Newsweek article reported that Hernandez was bisexual. He allegedly wanted to keep his sexuality a secret, hence why he murdered Odin Lloyd. Hernandez was serving a life sentence for Odin’s killing.
An invitation-only funeral will be held for Hernandez Monday at the O’Brien Funeral Home in his hometown of Bristol, Connecticut.