Aaron Hernandez 'Didn't Have Best Choice In Friends,' Fiancee Says

Jonathan Hernandez
May 16, 2017

"I spoke to him the night before they said this incident happened ... there was no indication at all of such events", Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez said in an interview with CBS television's "Dr. Phil" show.

Hernandez, 27, the former New England Patriots star, was found hanging by a bedsheet his cell at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Mass., early on April 19.

The former National Football League athlete hanged himself last month in a MA prison cell where he was serving a life sentence for murder.

The death of Hernandez, who grew up in Bristol, Connecticut, and played football at the University of Florida, came days after he was acquitted in a 2012 Boston double slaying. Further publicized details pertaining to his death indicate that Hernandez also shoved cardboard into his cell door to make it more hard for guards to enter his cell.

The Worcester County District Attorney's Office announced Hernandez's cause of death was suicide. Lloyd was dating Jenkins-Hernandez's sister.

She said he never talked to her about suicide.

She answered questions about the legitimacy of a suicide note Hernandez wrote that was addressed to her. It was addressed to "Shay", she said, rather than the more familiar "Babe" or "Bae".

A MA judge last week overturned that conviction, citing a state legal principle that allows a verdict to be vacated if the defendant dies before he has exhausted the appeals process.

She opens up about his suicide and the note he left behind. "He may have been at the wrong place, wrong time, but I don't think what is said to be out there is actually accurate".

"It seemed well thought out; in a sense none of it is very believable to me".

Family remains important to her, Jenkins-Hernandez said, explaining that she changed her name "for the simple fact that we were a family, and I'm very strict on that". "I don't think there's anyone better". "I don't believe it", Jenkins Hernandez said.

"[It] was similar, but I feel like, again, you have nothing but time in there so I feel like it's easily duplicated or could be", the mom of Hernandez's only daughter said. "And that was it", she said.

The note asks her to take care of their daughter Avielle and two his two "boys", whose names were redacted by MA officials when they released the letter to the public.

When McGraw asks her if he was a gang member, she replied, "Not from my knowledge", adding that she may not have known if he was. "'I can't wait to sleep in the bed with you guys and hold you and love you.'" She called the final conversation they had "completely normal", and thus the suicide news came as an utter shock. She thought daddy was at work.

She said the Bible references found on Hernandez when he died don't sound like him because he wasn't religious.

"It screamed love, but it wasn't personal".

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