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Early Aaron Hernandez Prison Letter Up for Auction

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    Prosecutors on Friday released an excerpt of the letter ex-NFL player Aaron Hernandez wrote to his fiancée, Shayanna Jenkins Hernandez, before he committed suicide last month.

    (Published Friday, May 12, 2017)

    A letter handwritten by former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez just days into his 2013 arrest for the murder of a semi-professional football player is up for auction.

    Lelands.com is hosting the online auction, with bids beginning at $300. The auction ends at 10 p.m. on Oct. 27.

    The letter, which is dated July 13, 2013, was in response to someone who sent Hernandez a letter and a Bible.

    The first page of Hernandez’s letter focuses on Jesus Christ and his personal faith. It also asks the recipient not to share the content online.

    "Please keep this private & off social media cuz they will make it into a huge thing positive or negative you never know!" said Hernandez in the letter.

    Photo credit: Lelands.com

    You can read the full letter here.

    Hernandez was found guilty of murdering Odin Lloyd in 2013. A judge sentenced him to life in prison.

    Days after he was arrested, the Patriots cut him from the team. Hernandez had signed a five-year, $40 million contract.

    Hernandez was later charged with killing Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado in a double shooting outside a Boston nightclub in 2012. Prosecutors said Hernandez opened fire on a car, killing Furtado and de Abreu, because he felt disrespected when one of the men bumped into him and spilled his drink.

    After six days of deliberations, the jury found Hernandez not guilty of first-degree murder. Hernandez was only convicted of unlawful possession of a gun The judge sentenced him to an additional four to five years in prison, separate from his existing life sentence, for that conviction.

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    Hernandez was found dead in his cell from suicide on April 19.

    Lawyers for Hernandez Family Refile SuitLawyers for Hernandez Family Refile Suit

    Attorneys representing the family of Aaron Hernandez have re-filed their lawsuit against the NFL, removing the Patriots from the complaint.

    (Published Monday, Oct. 16, 2017)

    His lawyers are currently suing the NFL, claiming Hernandez suffered from CTE and that the NFL kept information hidden related to CTE from other players. 

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