Brian Murphy, Aaron Hernandez’s former agent, tweeted Wednesday morning that there is “no chance” that the ex-New England Patriots tight end committed suicide.
The Massachusetts Department of Corrections released a statement announcing that Hernandez “was discovered hanging in his cell,” according to ESPN’s Michele Steele.
Jose Baez, who represented Hernandez last week at his double-murder trial that resulted in a not guilty verdict, also suggested that foul play may have resulted in his death.
According to Baez, he has “launched an investigation on behalf of the Hernandez family and they are not buying the suicide story,” also saying he “believes this could be a murder either by inmates or the folks who run the prison.”
Aaron Hernandez had been serving a life sentence without chance of parol after a trial found him guilty of the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd.