'Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez': Netflix drops first teaser on the infamous athlete's documentary and it is eerie
The short clip showcases chilling audio conversations with a woman where he is heard saying, 'My whole body's shaking right now, you know my temper'
The studio that brought us 'Making of a Murderer' and 'Evil Genius' now takes us into the trials and tribulations of the murder conviction and suicide of late NFL star Aaron Hernandez with the Netflix drop of 'Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez'.
The release of the first teaser showcases the chilling audio conversations with a woman where he is heard saying, "My whole body's shaking right now, you know my temper."
Former New England Patriot Hernandez was acquitted for the double homicide of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado in 2012 but was serving a life sentence for the murder of Odin Lloyd in 2013. Lloyd, a football player who had been dating Shaneah Jenkins, sister to Hernandez's fiancée Shayanna Jenkins.
It is while serving this sentence — and in the process of appealing his conviction — that Hernandez committed suicide in his cell at Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Massachusetts, which added to the headlines surfacing around the debacle.
A medical examiner confirmed that Hernandez hung himself using a sheet that was tied to his window in his cell after a shadow of doubt revolving around his death was brought up by Shayanna Jenkins, his fiancée, and mother of his child.
He left a suicide note to Jenkins that was eventually released in court but at the time of his suicide, Hernandez had "John 3:16" on his forehead in ink and the wall in blood.
A part of the note said, "Shay, you have always been my soulmate and I want you to live life and know I'm always with you. I told you what was coming indirectly! Tell my story fully but never think anything besides how much I love you. This was the supreme's, the almighty's plan, not mine! I love you!"
Hernandez did die an innocent man because his lawyers had filed a motion to vacate his murder conviction, under "abatement ab initio", which under Massachusetts law states that when a defendant passes way and has yet to use all his legal appeal, the case reverts to the beginning.
Simple speaking, a defendant who is appealing a criminal conviction can vacate the conviction. This was granted to him on May 9, 2019.
Netflix teased the intense documentary with part of the tag line stating, "Witness the rise and fall of the infamous athlete Aaron Hernandez. How can someone who had everything throw it all away?"
We're ready to see what the documentary has in store for us on January 15, only on Netflix. Until then, you can watch the thrilling teaser here.