Crime Aaron Hernandez’s reported mode of suicide unusual for prison

01:15  20 april  2017
01:15  20 april  2017 Source:   The Boston Globe

Former Agent For Aaron Hernandez: “No chance he took his own life”

  Former Agent For Aaron Hernandez: “No chance he took his own life” Aaron Hernandez was found dead in his prison cell this morning, and according to law enforcement, he hung himself. But not everyone believes that the former New England Patriots tight end committed suicide.Here's his former NFL agent, Brian Murphy, tweeting that Hernandez would "never take his own life."Absolutely no chance he took his own life. Chico was not a saint, but my family and I loved him and he would never take his own life.- Brian Murphy (@A1Murph) April 19, 2017There's more.

The executive director of the statewide inmate-advocate organization said she believes Aaron Hernandez ’ s death is the first reported successful suicide by an inmate hanging a sheet from a window at the maximum-security Souza-Baranowski prison , as authorities say Hernandez did.

The executive director of the statewide inmate-advocate organization said she believes Aaron Hernandez ’ s death is the first reported successful suicide by an inmate hanging a sheet from a window at the maximum-security Souza-Baranowski prison , as authorities say Hernandez did.

The executive director of the statewide inmate-advocate organization said she believes Aaron Hernandez’s death is the first reported successful suicide by an inmate hanging a sheet from a window at the maximum-security Souza-Baranowski prison, as authorities say Hernandez did.

Leslie Walker, executive director of the nonprofit Prisoners’ Legal Services of Massachusetts, which serves indigent inmates, said the state had a worse-than-average inmate suicide rate a decade ago but had done some work to “suicide proof” its facilities, such as installing clothing hooks that collapse if too much weight is placed on them.

Hernandez's lawyer thinks ex-NFL star was murdered?

  Hernandez's lawyer thinks ex-NFL star was murdered? One of the attorneys who represented Aaron Hernandez in his most recent murder trial does not believe the former NFL star would take his own life, and the lawyer is planning to investigate the death. Jose Baez, who helped Hernandez get acquitted just days ago of murdering two men outside a Boston nightclub back in 2012, has launched an investigation on behalf of Hernandez’s family. Baez has reportedly not ruled out that Hernandez was murdered by either his fellow inmates or someone who works at the prison where he was being held.

Aaron Hernandez ’ s reported mode of suicide unusual for prison . Hernandez , who was serving life without parole for killing Odin L. Lloyd, hanged himself at the state’s maximum security prison in Shirley, according to officials.

Aaron Hernandez ’ s agent, Brian Murphy, believes that the former Patriots tight end and convicted murderer’s death wasn’t a suicide . Aaron Hernandez ’ s reported mode of suicide unusual for prison April 19, 2017 | 10:12 AM.

Walker, from past visits to the prison, described the layout of the standard maximum-security cells there. The windows are small rectangles about three feet off the ground, and the metal frame is flush with the glass, leaving no easy way to slip a sheet through or around the metal, she said.

“It’s designed as a supermax prison, so it’s mostly cement and then the frame around the window is metal,” Walker said. “I imagine there would be an opportunity to figure out a way to pry that metal, but I had not heard of it before.”

“There is not a ledge, so I don’t think he could have jumped off the ledge. But there is a desk built into the wall close to the window,” providing a possibility, Walker said.

Hernandez’s agent, Brian Murphy tweeted Wednesday morning that there was “absolutely no chance he took his own life.”

Baker wants to know ‘what happened and why’ in Hernandez death

  Baker wants to know ‘what happened and why’ in Hernandez death Governor Charlie Baker on Thursday said he has confidence in the state corrections department as it looks to find out what went wrong before the apparent prison suicide of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez. “Our response is going to be primarily to investigate to make sure that everybody understands exactly what happened and when, and why,” Baker told reporters.

Massachusetts state police say they have launched an investigation into former NFL star Aaron Hernandez ’ s death by hanging in prison . Aaron Hernandez ’ s reported mode of suicide unusual for prison April 19, 2017 | 10:12 AM.

Less than a week after he was acquitted in a double murder trial, Aaron Hernandez ’ s suicide early Wednesday morning sent shockwaves across New England. Hernandez ’ s reported mode of suicide unusual for prison April 19, 2017 | 10:12 AM.

At Souza-Baranowski, most inmates spend 19 hours a day in their cell, leaving for some gym time and for three weekly outdoor recreation periods in a caged deck at the end of their cell block, Walker said.

Some inmates eat in a cafeteria while others “feed in block,” meaning they are brought their meals in their cells from a cart, she said.

The state has four basic tiers of security for inmates: maximum, medium, minimum, and minimum/pre-release. Inmates convicted of first-degree murder, as Hernandez was in 2015, customarily begin with two years in maximum security.

After that, they are eligible to move to medium security according to the state’s point-based classification system, which considers age, criminal history, prison disciplinary history, any escape history, education, and other factors — meaning Hernandez may have been eligible for a transfer soon, Walker said.

As of last week, the state had 900 inmates in maximum security cells at Souza-Baranowski and 176 in maximum-security medical or support beds.

Lawyer thinks Hernandez will be let out of prison

  Lawyer thinks Hernandez will be let out of prison Was being acquitted in his double murder trial just the first in a series of legal victories to come for Aaron Hernandez? His new lawyer thinks so.Jose Baez, who served as Hernandez’s attorney for the double murder trial, believes Hernandez could eventually get out of prison.“I think so, I think so,” Baez told TMZ when asked in an interview whether he thinks Hernandez will get out of prison. “I think that if we look back at some of the things that are available to appeal on that case, I think there’s a strong likelihood. And if he hires me for the second trial, we’re going to go all at it.

(AP) — The Massachusetts maximum security prison where Aaron Hernandez apparently hanged himself has seen its share of troubles since it opened nearly two decades ago. Hernandez ’ s reported mode of suicide unusual for prison April 19, 2017 | 10:12 AM.

In what appears to be the most recent case of inmate suicide , former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez was found dead, hanging in his cell at a prison in Shirley, early Wednesday morning. Hernandez ’ s reported mode of suicide unusual for prison April 19, 2017 | 10:12 AM.

PHOTOS: THE TRIALS OF AARON HERNANDEZ

FILE PHOTO - Former NFL player Aaron Hernandez looks at the gallery during the murder trial at the Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River: Aaron Hernandez looks at the gallery during his murder trial in Fall River, Massachusetts. The former New England Patriots football star hanged himself in the jail cell where he was serving a life sentence for murder. The trials of Aaron Hernandez

Newspaper confuses Keith Hernandez for Aaron in headline .
Don’t worry, folks. Keith Hernandez is alive and well contrary to what one newspaper would have you believe. According to Deadspin, The Brandon Sun in Canada reported on the death of Aaron Hernandez on Wednesday and ran an Associated Press version of the story. They decided to create their own headline but screwed up and wrote “Keith Hernandez.”Oops. Proofread folks, take the extra two minutes pic.twitter.com/7dIs7iGPrE— Mike Harris (@SIcomMike) April 20, 2017Keith Hernandez, of course, is the former Mets MVP first baseman, not the former Patriots tight end who was in prison for murder.

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