When Aaron Hernandez committed suicide in his prison cell, it was reported that he had left three separate notes. One of those notes has been released by Massachusetts court officials.
The note, to Hernandez’s fiancee Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez, can be viewed below.
The full text of the note:
You have always been my soul-mate and I want you to live 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 – literally! We split into two to come change the world! Your characteristic 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 — these are my boys. (YOU’RE RICH). I KNEW I LOVED YOU = SAVAGE GARDEN
Hernandez committed suicide just a week after he had been found not guilty of the murders of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado. Hernandez was still serving a life sentence for the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd, but Hernandez’s legal team was preparing to appeal that decision after the not-guilty verdict in the double-murder case.
Hernandez was drafted in 2010 by the New England Patriots after a standout career as a tight end at the University of Florida. His NFL career came to a stunning end in June of 2013 when he was arrested for the murder of Lloyd after a short investigation.