Aaron Hernandez's family, medical examiner's office tussle over ex-NFL player's brain

Aaron Hernandez died innocent of murder despite the conviction for which he was serving a life sentence

Former New England Patriot tight end, Aaron Hernandez reportedly wrote a message on his forehead before allegedly committing suicide.

After Hernandez was found hanging in his cell by a bed sheet on April 19, authorities called the death a suicide but an investigation is said to be ongoing.

"There were no signs of a struggle, and investigators determined that Mr. Hernandez was alone at the time of the hanging", the statement read.

Officials said they found three handwritten notes next to a Bible in Hernandez's cell but did not disclose the contents.

Baez said the family decided on giving the brain to Boston University to see if there are signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in Hernandez's brain.

"It is literally a destruction of evidence issue", said Jose Baez on Thursday.

Hernandez was found hanging in his cell early Wednesday at a maximum-security prison where he was serving a life sentence for a 2013 murder. CTE is the debilitating brain disease that researchers say is caused in part by concussions while playing football and other head trauma.

Since there was no note in his cell, there is, of course, no way to know Hernandez's thinking-but Tartaro noted suicides are common before and after court dates often because of feelings of nervousness or feeling resigned to a fate away from the outside world.

Baez said Thursday that he remains skeptical of the conclusion that Hernandez's death was a suicide.

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The family of Aaron Hernandez wants to donate his brain to Boston University for CTE research, but the Boston Office of the Chief Medical Examiner is electing to keep possession of it and prepare the brain specimen itself, according to his attorney.

One of Hernandez's attorneys, Ronald Sullivan, told the Boston Globe that Hernandez was on the phone with his longtime fiancee, Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez, about seven hours before his death.

The station also reported that another inmate, a friend of Hernandez's who was one of the last to see him, is under suicide watch at the prison's health service unit.

Hernandez, who was serving a life sentence for murder, killed himself in his prison cell on Wednesday.

"We need to specifically do everything possible to find out what happened", Baez said.

John M. Thompson, the attorney handling Hernandez's appeal in the 2013 murder case, also said Hernandez's death should be "carefully and thoroughly investigated".

News of Hernandez's death came just hours before his former New England Patriots team-mates visited the White House to celebrate their Super Bowl victory.

Aaron was not believed to be of suicidal nature at the time of his death and was just acquitted on Friday of a double homicide he was accused of committing back in 2012 after someone allegedly spilled a drink on him in a nightclub.

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