Earlier this week, his family members had asked a judge to order MA prison officials to preserve evidence so they can investigate the circumstances of his death. He was reportedly unsure of what to make of the threat until Hernandez was suspected of killing Odin Lloyd.
The former New England Patriots tight end was found hanged in his cell at a maximum-security prison in MA early Wednesday.
Aaron Hernandez's shocking suicide continues to create controversy and now, the football player's fiancée might sue the state prison officials for negligence, because they failed to stop the tragedy.
Hernandez, 27, was found hanged in his cell Wednesday at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Massachusetts.
Hernandez was serving a life sentence for the 2013 shooting death of Lloyd, who was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancee Shayanna Jenkins at the time of his death. Even though the former National Football League player was eventually found guilty of murdering Lloyd during a trial in 2015, police were never really able to pinpoint a motive.
According to a report from Newsweek, Hernandez may have been bisexual and anxious about people finding out. According to the sources, Hernandez may have been involved in an "intimate relationship" with a male former high school classmate, and Lloyd may have known about it.
Police sources theorize that Hernandez was in fear that his gay or bisexual orientation could be exposed by Lloyd, who Hernandez's co-defendant Ernest Wallace said had referred to Hernandez using a gay slur. Newsweek also reports Hernandez moved money into three accounts before he was arrested for murdering Lloyd: his fiancee's, his daughter's and his alleged lover's, which received the largest sum of money.
He also marked his hands and feet with red ink to imitate Christ's wounds during crucifixion. Prison officials say that Hernandez used a bed sheet that he attached to his cell window.