BOSTON — Convicted killer and former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez had a troubled history at the facility where he was found hanged early Wednesday morning.
Hernandez was placed under suicide watch in April, 2015, just days after he was convicted for the murder of Odin Lloyd, according to a Fox News report.
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The former football star was briefly separated from other inmates at MCI Cedar Junction in Walpole, less than two miles away from Gillette Stadium.
From prison letter AaronHernandez wrote pre-Lloyd trial ‘I’m way less stressed in jail than when I was out of jail,’ (1/2)— Ted Daniel (@tvnewzted) April 19, 2017
The report didn’t specify why Hernandez was placed under suicide watch, although it is not uncommon for prisoners who have just been sentenced to lengthy prison terms.
(2/2) ‘I’m just hoping I am out within these next few years, to get a chance to ball again.’— Ted Daniel (@tvnewzted) April 19, 2017
Hernandez also had a troubled history in the facility where he ultimately took his own life.
In May, 2015, Hernandez agreed to be the lookout for another inmate who went into another prisoner's cell at Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center. Those two inmates got into a fight which was believed to be gang-related, the report said.
#AaronHernandez 2015 prison letter, "make a noose, tie it from a railing... put your neck through it, make sure it's very tight and jump"— Ted Daniel (@tvnewzted) April 19, 2017
At the time, all three men were disciplined over the incident, including Hernandez, who was put in a special management section.
Hernandez previously got into a brawl with a fellow detainee in the Bristol County jail.
Officials say #AaronHernandez tried to jam his cell door from the inside with various items. Watch LIVE continuing coverage NOW on FOX25 News: 📱 Fox25.com/LivePosted by Boston 25 News on Wednesday, April 19, 2017
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