Aaron J. Hernandez, who had the phrase “God forgives” tattooed onto his arm, marked his forehead with a reference to a biblical passage before apparently taking his own life in his cell at the state’s maximum security prison Wednesday, according to records and a law enforcement official.
The former New England Patriots star was found hanging from a bedsheet by a corrections officer around 3:05 a.m. in his cell at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center, where the 27-year-old Hernandez was serving a life sentence for murder, officials said.
About seven hours earlier, Hernandez was on the telephone with Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez, his longtime fiancee and the mother of his 4-year-old daughter, according to Ronald Sullivan, one of his lawyers.
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