Aaron Hernandez fiancée not buying into suicide angle of former NFL player

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Aaron Hernandez appears for a pre-trial hearing at Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Massachusetts in this February 7, 2014 file photo. Hernandez, the former New England Patriots NFL football player, already awaiting trial on charges of shootin
Aaron Hernandez appears for a pre-trial hearing at Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Massachusetts in this February 7, 2014 file photo. Hernandez, the former New England Patriots NFL football player, already awaiting trial on charges of shooting a man to death last July, was indicted May 15, 2014 for the 2012 murder of two men in a Boston drive-by shooting, according to the Boston Globe, which cited two officials briefed on the case. REUTERS

The death of Aaron Hernandez last April 19 is still ruled a suicide though fiancée Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez begs to differ. Appearing on the “Dr. Phil” show in the first of a two-part interview, she singles out some events that went down on that unfortunate day. 

According to ESPN, Jenkins-Hernandez revealed that she spoke to Aaron Hernandez and that he was pretty upbeat. All this was before the former New England Patriot was found hanging in his cell which to this day has been ruled a suicide. When word came about Aaron’s death, she initially treated as a hoax or a bad joke.

"At first, I thought it was a hoax,'' she said. "I thought that, you know, this was some cruel person. I thought it was a cruel person playing a trick on me."

Jenkins-Hernandez also had a hard time believing that anyone would want to kill Aaron. Timing was also a bit off since he was just acquitted of 2012 Boston double slay row. He was also serving a life-sentence for a 2013 killing, something that would, later on, be erased since he died during the appeal period. 

Investigations continue on the Aaron Hernandez case though Shayanna has her doubts. Aside from the timing, there was also the note found addressed to her before the alleged suicide. The note addressed was addressed to Shay, a bit odd since she claims she was always referred to as babe or bae. 

Aside from that, there was also the Bible verse which was inked on his forehead and blood on the cell walls. A bible was found nearby where a drop of blood marked John 3:16. 

According to some inmates, Hernandez became increasingly spiritual though Jenkins-Hernandez bats that the Bible verse was something never mentioned to her. There was also that part of the message to her which read “You’re Rich,” which seemed to indicate left assets. The first thing that came to Shayanna’s mind was love and not an inheritance. 

However, a report from the Massachusetts Department of Corrections could back the suicide angle. According to Today.com, an inmate claims that Hernandez mentioned something about a scenario wherein inmate dies in prison during an appeal, he would be acquitted. If that were the case, the acquittal would mean the Hernandez estate would recoup millions of US dollars from his contract with the New England Patriots that was never paid after his release. 

The second part of the interview will be aired Tuesday on “Dr. Phil,” something that could reveal more insights on the Aaron Hernandez case at 12:00 p.m. via Network Ten.