Lawyer Claims Aaron Hernandez Wrote Letter To Fellow Inmate Before Suicide

He also reportedly gave the inmate's family a watch worth $50,000.

By Gina Tron

There has been confirmation that ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez wrote a letter for another prisoner last week before his suicide.

According to a CBS affiliate in Boston, a letter was written for fellow inmate Kyle Kennedy. Kennedy’s lawyer, Larry Army Jr., said his client has not seen the letter.

“My client is obviously saddened by the loss of his friend Aaron Hernandez,” Army Jr. said in a statement. “We will be requesting that the letter be turned over to my client as soon as possible.”

It was reported last week that Hernandez gave Kennedy’s family a watch worth $50,000. Kennedy was also allegedly the last person to see Hernandez alive the night before his suicide, according to the report. Kennedy was moved to a protective unit after Hernandez’s death. Army Jr. said that move was a standard precaution and that his client did not exhibit any “risky behavior.”

A court judge ordered investigators to release copies of the notes to Hernandez’ family. The former Patriots tight end's funeral was on Monday. He was found not guilty of a double homicide in April, though he was already serving a life-sentence for another murder. Hernandez killed himself in his jail cell last week.

[Photo:NBC Miami]

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