An excerpt from a possible suicide letter left by former New England Patriots star and convicted killer Aaron Hernandez was made public Friday.
Written in longhand to his fiancee Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez, the excerpted letter was one of three the ex-NFL tight end left in his cell when he hanged himself last month, the Boston Globe reported.
The excerpt was made public in a court filing from the office of Bristol District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III, the Globe report continued.
In the letter, Hernandez tells the mother of his 4-year-old daughter that she’s “rich.”
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 characteristics is that of a true angel and the definition of Gods love! Tell my story fully but never think anything besides how much I love you. This was the supremes, the almighty’s 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 (You’re Rich).
I knew I loved you = Savage Garden.
Hernandez was convicted of murder in Massachusetts for the 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd and was serving a life sentence. Under state law there, a conviction can be voided if a defendant dies before an appeal is decided. The Hernandez case was on automatic appeal, according to the Boston Globe.
By telling his fiancee “You’re Rich,” Hernandez appears to be inferring in the letter than any of his assets withheld due to his conviction should go to her following his death.
“Quinn’s office contends Hernandez forfeited his rights by choosing to end his life in his cell at Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center, so his murder conviction should stand. A hearing on the matter is scheduled for Tuesday in Bristol Superior Court,” the Boston Globe reported.
Officials have said that on April 19 Hernandez used a bedsheet to hang himself in his prison cell. His death came five days after a jury acquitted him in a separate murder trial for the 2012 Boston killings of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado.