NFL star Aaron Hernandez told fiancée 'You're rich' in cryptic suicide note, became increasingly religious in his last days
He had become aware of a legal clause called 'Abatement ab initio,' which stated that if he died while his appeal was still pending, he could die an innocent man
Aaron Hernandez, the youngest National Football League (NFL) player in 2010, who hanged himself in his prison cell hours after getting a legal victory in a double murder case reportedly left three suicide notes behind. One to his legal advisor and close friend Jose Baez, one addressed to his three-year-old daughter, Avielle Jenkins-Hernandez, and the most cryptic of all to his fiancée, Shayanna Jenkins.
A notebook of the NFL star, who was posthumously diagnosed with a severe form of Chronic Traumatic Encepolothopy (CTE), a progressive neurogenerative disease, contained all the three notes.
In the note written to Baez, Hernandez talked about the future, suggesting that he had not intended to take his own life within hours after writing the message. The letters were uncovered in Beaz's book “Unnecessary Roughness: Inside the Trial and Final Days of Aaron Hernandez."
"Jose, What’s up, brotha? Well, I wrote this letter following my acquittal and wanted to voice how I felt and let some people whos[e] music helped me get through hard times, know that it did. Wrong or right — who knows — I just follow my natural instincts and how it guides me. Pros or cons, didn’t weigh them, but I’m sure you’ll let me know your view. Besides that, I want you to know you have me forever like you never understood and time will reveal that I’m not perfect but my love and loyalty is like you’ve never seen! I appreciate all your work, time, effort, and never let that slip your mind! In time, you will see how appreciated you are, as well as all the others equally! But never forget I will whoop your ass if you get too crazy . . . haha! time. But we could grab a drink after. All jokes aside, I hope your son is well and all your loved ones!
"I need a favor — If you have any contacts for any artists like Gates, Meek Mill, Ross, Jay, Game, etc., I would like to send you letters so you can send to their information or whichever way you think best. I don’t want any media really getting into me, trying to just send my love to all the artists who got me through my tough times and sending my respect to a few of the real ones out there. So I think that’s the best idea through you. It’s something I have to do and I’d appreciate if you could do that for me, if possible! If not, I’ll figure something out. Well, get at me, love ya brother!
However, the note left by Hernandez for his three-year-old daughter suggested that he had already made up his mind to take his own life as he told her in his final words: "Never fear me, but love me with all of you!"
"Avi, Daddy will never leave you! I’m entering to the timeless realm in which I can enter into any form at any time because everything that could happen or not happened I see all at once! Life is eternal — believe!!! Love, repent, and see me/yourself in everyone because that’s what the truth is! I’ll see you all in the heavens awaiting you all with the same love. Never fear me, but love me with all of you! Fear is the only separation between you and I! We are each other — I/you — you/me — there’s no need to fear but what you do unto another will come back around!"
In the letter written by Hernandez to his fiancée, Shayanna Jenkins, he talks of how he had told her of what was coming "indirectly." Reports state that the NFL player had talked to Jenkins seven hours before he committed suicide, but to her, nothing seemed unusual about his behavior.
The letter also showed the increasing, nearly fanatic, hold religion had over him in prison, as cited in Reelz documentary 'Autopsy: The Last Hours of… Aaron Hernandez.'
However, the part of the letter no one clearly understood was its conclusion. Hernandez wrote to Jenkins "You're Rich."
The documentary suggests that these two cryptic words revealed a lot about the reason Hernandez killed himself, and that his reasons were probably legal.
Hernandez, during the two years of his prison stay, had become aware of a legal clause called 'Abatement ab initio,' which stated that if he died while his appeal was still pending, he could die an innocent man, suggesting absolvement of his sins, according to a prison investigation.
This could have been an important factor in the star player's death. The film suggests that he told his fiancee "you're rich," because he left behind $6 million for her to inherit. None of which could be used for further legal proceedings after his death.
"Shay, You have always been my soul-mate and I want you to love 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. 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 supreme almightys plan, not mine! I love you! Let Avi know how much I love her! Look after Jano and Eddie for me — they are my boys (You’re Rich).
NOT MUCH TIME
I’M BEING CALLED!
I love you all equally! We are all each other! Don’t shed one tear for I am with all of you and never wasn’t! do not go back to living while worshipping false idols in which I warned you about!
The Real Live Forever"
When Hernandez was found by prison guards hanging in his cell, he had scrawled on his forehead 'John 3:16' with ink, and cut his middle finger with blood smeared near the Bible phrase which states "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."
Hernandez, the youngest star player of the National Football League (NFL) in 2010, shot and killed Odion Lloyd, the boyfriend of his fiancée’s sister, on June 17, 2013 when he was just 23 years old. Nine days after Lloyd's body was found in an industrial park nearly one mile away from Hernandez's house, the NFL player was arrested.
Lloyd possibly knew of the two alleged murders committed by Hernandez in 2012 and the fear of it becoming public is what drove the NFL player to kill him. Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado were killed by gunshots fired into their vehicle in Boston's South End after they left Cure Nightclub.