The case involving former New England Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez and his suicide has already been closed as investigators have stated he wrote messages in blood, left three different suicide notes, and barricaded his cell and hung himself, but not one person saw a thing until it was too late.
Sources near the situation have stated that at least one correctional officer has been disciplined for missing his walk-through that possibly could’ve deterred Hernandez from committing suicide.
“Sources tell 7News that a correctional officer at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Lancaster, Massachusetts, has been disciplined for missing a 2 a.m. walk-through on Wednesday, just one hour before Hernandez was found hanging from a bed sheet in his cell.
Hernandez had been locked into his cell at about 8 p.m. and no one entered the cell until a guard saw him just after 3 a.m. and forced his way in because cardboard had been jammed into the door track to impede entry, authorities said.
Gov. Charlie Baker said the state would conduct an investigation to make sure “everyone knows exactly what happened and when.”
His death came just five days after he was acquitted of a double-murder charge, but was still a serving a life sentence for the 2013 shooting death of Odin Lloyd.