Prison official not aware of Hernandez note

FILE - In this Thursday, July 21, 2016 file photo, Former New England Patriots wide receiver Aaron Hernandez, left, looks down the table at his legal team as his new defense attorney Jose Baez, right, takes a seat during a court appearance at Plymouth Superior Court in Plymouth, Mass. Hernandez is due in Suffolk Superior Court on Tuesday, Aug. 16, for a hearing in the 2012 killings of two men outside a Boston nightclub. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, Pool, File)
–Charles Krupa / AP

A Massachusetts prisons spokesman says he’s not aware of any suicide note written by Aaron Hernandez before the former New England Patriots star hanged himself in his cell, but stresses that the investigation is ongoing.

Assistant Deputy Commissioner of Communications Christopher Fallon also says Wednesday that officials had no concern that Hernandez was planning on taking his own life. The 27-year-old was housed in the general population unit of the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley. He says Hernandez would have been transferred to a mental health unit if there was any concern about his well-being.

Hernandez was serving a life sentence for the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd. He was acquitted on Friday of a 2012 double homicide in Boston.

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