The Aaron Hernandez suicide (which some are questioning) has yet another new twist.
According to CBS Boston, Cops are probing whether the 27-year-old smoked synthetic marijuana such as K2 or “spice” before utilizing a bed sheet that he attached to his cell window to end his life on Tuesday night.
Investigators believe one of the last people to see Hernandez is a close friend who is now in isolation on what is called “eyeball suicide watch.” The 22-year-old man is in the health service unit with a 24-hour watch with a correction officer and camera watching his every move.
Hernandez’s apparent suicide did come as a surprise, considering he had just been acquitted of a double murder five days earlier and was planning to appeal the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd in which he was serving a life sentence without parole. So considering the negative effects of K2, such as psychotic episodes, paranoia and intense hallucinations, it’s not out of the question that this could have been one of the reason why Hernandez took his own life.
It has also been reported that Hernandez had the bible verse John 3:16 scrawled on his forehead when he was found dead, and red marker pen on his hands and feet.
The verse says that whoever believes in Jesus “shall not perish but have everlasting life.”
Hernandez has always been an outwardly religious person, or at least that’s the image that he liked to project. During his college football career at Florida, he would read the bible with head coach Urban Meyer every morning at 7:30 AM.
I’m not sure praying would have helped Hernandez, as this story continues to take new turns.
[h/t CBS Boston]