Aaron Hernandez's brain to be released to CTE researchers

Hernandez was born in Bristol, Connecticut, and was a star tight end at the University of Florida.

The Massachusetts Department of Corrections said in a statement that officers found the 27-year-old hanging in his cell at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley at 3:05 a.m. Hernandez was then transported to UMass Memorial HealthAlliance Hospital in Leominster where he was pronounced dead at 4:07 a.m.

Hernandez attempted to barricade his cell door with various items.

Mr. Hernandez was housed in a single cell in the general prison population, the statement said.

Aaron Hernandez had the Bible verse "John 3:16" scrawled on his forehead when he was found dead in his prison cell Wednesday, reports say.

MassLive reports Salvi III was convicted of first-degree murder in 1996, but the charge was wiped when he committed suicide - like Hernandez - in his jail cell.

Apple Unveils New LivePhotosKit API to Embed Live Photos on the Web
Developers will now be able to use the API to share Live Photos playback on iOS, macOS, and now the web. Almost two years after Live Photos made its debut, Apple has finally revealed the Live Photo API .

Baez, who successfully defended Hernandez in his most recent trial, on Thursday said the medical examiner's office had turned over Hernandez' remains to his family but retained his brain. When asked if he accepted the ruling, Baez said, "We'll accept the determination after an investigation is complete".

Hernandez's attorney, Jose Baez, said his firm also will launch its own investigation. Some of Hernandez's representatives believe his death wasn't a suicide.

Hernandez's former agent, Brian Murphy, tweeted on Wednesday morning that there was "absolutely no chance" that he took his own life. "I had never been involved in a case with so much reasonable doubt". On Friday, he had been acquitted of a double-murder in Boston. According to ESPN's Roger Cossack, Hernandez's legal team can file motions to vacate the conviction through a legal rule called "abatement ab initio".

Hernandez was appealing the verdict. But for what it's worth, Lloyd's family still has a civil suit against Hernandez pending, so any money the Hernandez estate potentially receives might not stay with the estate for very long.

Hernandez was no stranger to marking his body with religious references.

Prosecutors had accused the former National Football League star of shooting the men because his drink had been spilled inside the club. Hernandez was acquitted just days ago of the 2012 shootings of two other men in Boston. At the White House event in the afternoon, President Donald Trump congratulated the Super Bowl champions but made no mention of Hernandez.

Related News:

  • NEW INFORMATION: Paris police say officer and attacker shot, killed

    NEW INFORMATION: Paris police say officer and attacker shot, killed

    Trump: 'What can you say?' "It never ends", the President said. "We're three days before a presidential election", Eleanor says. It was suspected that the gunman used it to reach the scene of the attack. 'It looks like another terrorist attack.

    EU Commission: Real Brexit talks will only start after June vote

    Montgomeryshire MP, Glyn Davies, said the Prime Minister had been left with "little choice" due to frustration over Brexit. If the election is approved Wednesday, Parliament will be dissolved on May 2, sparking nearly six weeks of campaigning.

    Jeremy Corbyn won't rule out second Brexit referendum

    In an echo of the Tory campaign in 2015, Theresa May later described the potential deal as a "coalition of chaos". A party spokesman said: 'They want to vote for a party they've got confidence in.
  • Pakistan student killed over 'blasphemous' Facebook post

    Pakistan student killed over 'blasphemous' Facebook post

    CM Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak has marked the synopsis of a legal investigation into the murder Mashal Khan. According to a Dawn report , a total of 45 people have been detained in connection with the mob attack.
    Richard Simmons addresses fans in Facebook statement

    Richard Simmons addresses fans in Facebook statement

    It is not always possible for people to solve problems themselves as "sometimes it's [the problems] just bigger than we are". Amazingly, Simmons decided this was the time to speak up. 'But it is yet to be determined, I would say'.
    Fox stock holds steady following O'Reilly firing

    Fox stock holds steady following O'Reilly firing

    Burgess told the panel that she came to Fox News through a temp agency and was working for a colleague of O'Reilly's. The ratings impact of Bill O'Reilly's firing will be measured over months, not days.
  • Reus rues sloppy start in Dortmund's Champions League exit

    Monaco was stretched down both flanks but, equally, Dortmund was increasingly exposed to Monaco's slick counterattacking. In another quarterfinal match, there was a goal fest as hosts Monaco hammered German club Borussia Dortmund 3-1.

    United States to renegotiate South Korea trade pact

    Mr Pence said: "We will not rest and will not relent until we obtain the objective of a denuclearised Korean Peninsula". The U.S.is trying to ratchet up pressure on North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs.

    French presidential hopefuls wrap up campaigns in tight race

    Opponents of Le Pen and her anti-immigration National Front party also skirmished with police outside a Paris rally this week. That's higher than the probability assigned to both Trump and Brexit at a similar stage before those votes, they pointed out.
  • GOP health bill amendment to revive Obamacare repeal effort

    GOP health bill amendment to revive Obamacare repeal effort

    The notion of border adjustment has received a cold reception in the Senate, and Trump has given conflicting comments about it. California, Connecticut, Maryland and OR have May 1 deadlines for rate submissions, and NY plans to keep its May 15 deadline.

    Martial has to start doing what I like, warns Mourinho

    We have Daley Blind, who has experience in the position, and I think it is time for Jones and Smalling to be courageous - to risk. For Anderlecht , Andy Najar is still recovering from an injury, whilst Lukasz Teodorczyk is fully fit after being injured.
    H-1B applications drop as USA  employers anticipate reforms

    H-1B applications drop as USA employers anticipate reforms

    This is published unedited from the PTI feed . "Like all the other executive orders , it's just words - he's calling for new studies".


Most liked

Albert the Gators' mascot shields a kid from a foul ball
Albert Gator is enjoying Internet fame, after protecting a young fan from a foul ball and instead taking the brunt of the bounce. The mascot uses his arms and body to protect the boy and the foul ball ends up bouncing off Albert Gator's foam-filled head.

State lawmaker: Canada doesn't grasp urgency of milk crisis
Meanwhile, President Donald Trump addressed the urgency of the issue while speaking in Kenosha Tuesday. There's also "flat-line growth" in other dairy manufacturing sectors within NY , he added.

Impact of Ontario housing measures on market may be short-lived
The Ontario government has announced what it calls a comprehensive housing package aimed at cooling a red-hot real estate market. In Toronto, the average price of detached properties hit $1.56 million, an increase of 32.8 per cent from March 2016.

Venezuela teen dies after shot near protests
Unidad Venezuela, a coalition of opposition parties, also organized marches in each of the country's 24 states. Treasury secretary. "We're watching it closely and working with others.to communicate those concerns".

Philip Morris: Up in Smoke?
YHB Investment Advisors Inc. increased its position in shares of Philip Morris International by 0.4% in the third quarter. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 787,671 shares in the company, valued at $80,854,428.15.

APNewsBreak: Baby orca! Last killer whale born at SeaWorld
The orca's birth in San Antonio, Texas , follows a decision in 2016 by the Florida-based company to stop breeding killer whales . Spokeswoman Suzanne Pelisson Beasley said birth control and "social management" would prevent future orca breeding.

Florida voters may get a say over casino gambling
For almost 200 years, Florida has had one of the strictest voting regulations in the country when it comes to released felons. Rick Scott took office in 2011, he largely reversed the policy to restore felon voting rights instituted under former Gov.

1200 imprisoned Palestinian terrorists launch hunger strike
Polls suggest that the 58-year-old Barghouti is the most popular choice among Palestinians to succeed the 82-year-old Abbas. Israeli Prison Service (IPS) spokesman Assaf Librati warned that the hunger strikers would face punishment.

United States rental rises at slowest in five years
Even in hot West Coast markets, where rental growth is notoriously strong, rent appreciation is starting to slow. Mortgage rates are down from their December highs, but still well above where they were before the election.

Think tank linked to Putin developed plans to sway US elections
A Russian government think tank developed plans in 2016 to damage former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's election chances, Reuters reports .

Paris police say officer and attacker shot, killed
BFM TV said he was known to police and Agence France-Presse said police were searching a residence in suburban Paris . Police have issued an arrest warrant for a second suspect who had arrived in the country by train from Belgium.

Ahmadinejad planning presidential run
Democracy and democratic elections are attainable by reference to the people's vote and respect to the law, he told reporters. However, Ahmadinejad said Wednesday that the Supreme Leader never barred him from rerunning for the presidency.

Japan says differences with USA on economic talks
Trade Representative specifically points to South Korea and China as countries that employ unfair trade practices. Both sides said they do not expect the talks in Tokyo this week to delve into sector-by-sector talks on trade.

Malloy begins process of possible state worker layoffs
In addition to those filled positions, the administration said it will allow another 120 vacant positions that were scheduled to be filled to remain vacant.

US envoy: Iran and Hezbollah want to destabilize the Mideast
Plus, quarterly reports on Israel's expansion of housing settlements are now required under a resolution critical of the USA ally. Plus, quarterly reports on Israel's expansion of housing settlements are now required under a resolution critical of the US ally.