Aaron Hernandez’s Suicide Note, Prison Discipline Records Released
Both Aaron Hernandez’s last love letter to his fiancée, Shayanna Jenkins, and his prison discipline records have been released, offering a glimpse into the former NFL star’s final months.
Hernandez, who was serving a life sentence for the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd at Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center when he hanged himself in his cell last month, asked Jenkins to “tell [his] story fully” in a note filed by by Bristol prosecutors:
You have always been my soul-mate and I want you to love life and know I’m always with you. I told you what was coming indirectly! I love you so much and know you are an angel—eternally! WE split into two to come change the world! Your character is that of a true angel and the definition of GOd’s love! Tell my story fully but never think anything besides how much I love you. This was the supremes, the almightys plan, not mine! I love you! Let [redacted] know how much I love her! Look after [redacted] and [redacted] for me – those are my boys. (YOURE RICH)
I KNEW I LOVED YOU = SAVAGE GARDEN”
The last line refers to the 1999 single by the Australian pop duo Savage Garden.
In a “homicide death report” released by officials Friday, police believed Hernandez to be a member of the Bloods street gang. His prison discipline records, obtained by CNN via public records request, indicate the former Patriots tight-end notched a dozen offenses between May 2015 and October 2016, including three fistfights and the possession of a 5 3/4-inch sharpened metal shiv.
In one instance, Hernandez was caught on video surveillance punching another inmate in the face after the man tried shaking his hand. They had to be broken up with a chemical agent, according to the report. After a fight in his cell in May 2015, Hernandez underwent a medical check and became belligerent.
“This place ain’t shit to me,” he said, according to the report. “I’ll run this place and keep running shit. Prison ain’t shit to me.”