UPDATE 10:31 A.M. EST: Aaron Hernandez‘s attorney Jose Baez claims the former pro athlete showed no signs of being suicidal!
Speaking to TMZ, he explained the decision behind a full investigation into the 27-year-old’s death:
“We are shocked and surprised at the news of Aaron’s death. There were no conversations or correspondence from Aaron to his family or legal team that would have indicated this scenario was a possibility. Aaron was looking forward to an opportunity for a second chance to prove his innocence. Those who love and care about him are heartbroken and determined to find the truth surrounding his untimely death. We request that authorities conduct a transparent and thorough investigation. The bias law firm will participate in its own examination into the tragic events and will update the media and public on its finding when it becomes available.”
Maybe there’s more to the story.
Like many sports fans, the defamed athlete’s attorney Jose Baez was shocked to hear that Aaron took his own life after being acquitted for double murder just days ago.
TMZ reports the lawyer and the former footballer’s “devastated” family is suspicious of the circumstances and believes the 27-year-old’s death was orchestrated by other inmates or prison personnel.
Those are some pretty big claims!
We’ll keep you up to speed as we learn more.
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