It has been revealed that the former New England Patriots star, wrote a popular bible verse on his forehead using a red marker pen before committing suicide in his Massachusetts jail cell.
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Wednesday when the Massachusetts Department of Correction announced that convicted American footballer, Aaron Hernandez was found dead in his cell due to an apparent suicide, noting that the former Patriots tight end didn't leave behind any type of suicide note.
Although Hernandez didn't leave behind any type of letter, it appears that he did take a marker and write something on his own body prior to his death.
According to WBZ-TV, the CBS Affiliate in Boston, when Hernandez was found on Wednesday, he had the words "John 3:16" written on his forehead.
If you've never read the popular Bible verse, it reads as follows: "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."
WBZ also noted that Hernandez was found with markings that were drawn on both his hands and feet. Fox-25 in Boston noted that the markings were drawn on Hernandez's body with a "blood red" marker.
Based on those markings, combined with the Bible verse, it's possible that Hernandez was trying to draw stigmata markings on his body before committing suicide. It's also possible the markings had a meaning that we'll never know, because Hernandez didn't leave a note behind.
The former New England Patriots star had been convicted of killing his former friend and semi-pro football player, Odin Llyod, and have been convicted and locked-up at Massachusetts jail cell.
Investigators are also said to be looking at the possibility Hernandez smoked K2 synthetic marijuana before taking his own life.
Inmates are telling investigators that Hernandez was high on K2 - also known as 'Spice' - prior to his death.
That's the same drug he was said to be smoking the night of Lloyd's murder. Although the chemical composition of the drug varies, it's been linked to psychotic episodes, collapses and seizures among users.
The investigative team is also looking at a 22-year-old friend and fellow inmate of Hernandez's who is believed to be the last person to see him alive. The inmate is now under suicide watch.